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Norway to RP: All set for peace talks with Reds By Michaela P. del Callar 01/07/2011

Friday, January 7, 2011

Norway to RP: All set for peace talks with Reds

By Michaela P. del Callar 01/07/2011

Norway has informed the Philippine government that everything is set for the resumption of preliminary talks between the Aquino administration and the National Democratic Front in Oslo next month despite a gunbattle and arrest of a senior communist leader a day after the holiday truce ended on Jan. 4.

Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process Teresita Deles yesterday said the Royal Norwegian Government, the third party facilitator for the talks since 2001, has notified the government that logistical arrangements have been finalized.

“The venue has been reserved so nothing can stop this,” Deles said in a radio interview.

The Maoist insurgent movement, whose membership ballooned to more than 26,000 in the mid-1980s, has dwindled to 5,000 armed members, according to military estimates..... MORE

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