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MILF Delegation Visits Indonesia to Learn Reconciliation Process in Aceh

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Indonesian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Retno Marsudi received the visit of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front -MILF delegation led by All Hajj Murad Ebrahim. The delegation of ex-separatist group in the Southern Philippines visited Indonesia to learn about successful peace process or reconciliation in Aceh Province. It was conveyed by spokesperson of the Indonesian Foreign Affairs Ministry, Arrmanatha Nasir in a press conference held in Jakarta on Thursday (February 1st, 2018).

“…The visit of the MILF delegation to Indonesia is to learn from the peace process that has been implemented in Aceh. During the meeting, the Foreign Minister expressed her support for the efforts being made in the Southern Philippines to achieve peace. The Foreign Minister also called all parties, including MILF to contribute in peace-building process and maintaining peace. In Indonesia, the MILF will also meet some representatives of Islamic organizations such as Nahdlatul Ulama (NU) and Muhammadiyah, two largest Islamic organizations. The MILF delegation will also meet the Vice President,” Arrmanatha said.

Arrmanatha further said that the visit of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) delegation to Indonesia shows how important Indonesia’s role is in maintaining peace in Southeast Asia, including Southern Philippines. He added that apart from joining International Monitoring Team in the South Philippines, Indonesia has sent 84 Garuda personnel and civilians to be involved in the peace process./// (VOI/Rezha/AHM)

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