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GPH-MILF 27th Formal Exploratory Talks

Below are the documents and articles related to the GPH-MILF 27th Exploratory Talks on April 24, 2012 held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

OPENING STATEMENT OF THE GPH PANEL CHAIR
Since our last round of negotiations, there have been a lot of reports quoting various sources from the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) voicing some concerns about the GPH and its position in relation to these negotiations. Allow me to use part of this Opening Statement to address most of them. Perhaps this can be a modest contribution so that we can collectively situate ourselves as to where we may be in the process.

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OPENING PRESS RELEASE
The 27th formal exploratory talks between the Government of the Philippines (GPH) and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) began with high hopes as both parties identified preliminary decision points on principles that will serve as a framework for the eventual signing of a peace agreement.

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CLOSING STATEMENT OF THE GPH PANEL CHAIR
Today, we signed the document containing the decision points on principles with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front. This marks a significant and concrete step forward by both Parties in their discussions of substantive issues in these negotiations.

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CLOSING PRESS RELEASE
Government of the Philippines (GPH) chief negotiator Marvic Leonen today said that the peace process with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) has made a major step forward with the identification and signing of the decision points on principles mutually identified by both parties which provides a new level of momentum in the negotiations.

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JOINT STATEMENT
The 27th Round of Exploratory Talks between the Government of the Philippines (GPH) and the Moro Islamic Federation Front (MILF) ended on a high note today in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

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GPH-MILF DECISION POINTS 
The Parties agree to the following principles, which shall further guide discussions on the substantive agenda of the negotiations. This preliminary list does not contain all points so far agreed upon and does not preclude future agreements on other key points.

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