Philippines – Peace agreements between the Philippine government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (October 8, 2012)

France welcomes the framework agreement reached on October 7 by the government of the Republic of the Philippines and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF).

This framework agreement is an important step toward re-establishing lasting peace in the region of Mindanao.

We also welcome the facilitation role of Malaysia, which acted as a mediator in the negotiations, as well as that of the International Monitoring Team deployed to Mindanao.

Lastly, France recalled the efforts of the EU aimed at contributing toward the development of the province of Mindanao.