English.news.cn 2011-02-23 19:21:18
By Zhao Jiemin
MANILA, Feb. 23 (Xinhua) -- The Government of the Philippines ( GPH) and the National Democratic Front (NDF) successfully concluded their first round of formal talks in six years on Tuesday, paving the way for cracking one of the hardest nuts in the Philippines.
In a joint statement released Tuesday in Oslo, Norway, both sides agreed to complete the peace talks in 18 months.
It shows a good sign, because it opens doors for solving problems which remained unsolved by five previous presidents of the Philippines. Both sides expressed optimism that peace can finally be attained during the Aquino administration. But prospects remained uncertain.
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