Dureza: RP crafting “new perspectives” to break impasse
DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/02 October) – “New perspectives” are being studied and crafted to break the impasse in the talks with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF), Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process Jesus Dureza said in a statement from Madrid, where he is meeting with other international peace negotiators to also ask them on possible options.
The press statement said Dureza told reporters in Madrid that while the impasse is “serious,” there is “always a way forward.”
He said a peaceful settlement can be achieved “provided both sides are determined to mutually seek peace.”
The government and MILF peace panels failed to break the impasse on the issue of territory during the September 6 and 7 talks in Kuala Lumpur.
“I know the Moro Islamic Liberation Front wants peace for the bangsamoro people in the south. We in government and the rest of the people who are tired of conflict also aspire for peace. Looking for the way is what this is all about. It may not be easy. But President Arroyo and the whole nation are determined to seek the path to peace,” Dureza said. Read story here.