‘Implement agreement in good faith,’ Canada urges parties

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/28 March) – Canada’s Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird on Friday urged the Philippine government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) to continue working together to make the agreement they signed Thursday “a reality”.

“Canada encourages both parties to the Agreement, and all Filipinos, to continue to work together to make this Agreement a reality, to implement it in good faith and to overcome the legacy of conflict. Canada stands ready to assist,” Baird said in a statement.

The Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro was signed Thursday in Malacanang with Malaysian Prime Minister Dato’ Sir Mohd Najib Bin Tun Haji Abdul Razak as witness.

Malaysia has been facilitating the GPH-MILF talks since 2001.

“After decades of conflict and more than 20 years of negotiations, this historic milestone paves the way for lasting peace, stability, development and long-term economic prosperity for the people of the southern Philippines and will redound to the benefit of all Filipinos,” Baird noted.

“Canada is proud to have supported the development of the Agreement through our contribution to the work of the Government of the Philippines’ Independent Commission on Policing,” he added. (MindaNews)

URL: http://www.mindanews.com/top-stories/2014/03/28/implement-agreement-in-good-faith-canada-urges-parties/

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  • Reynaldo R. Reyes

    Firstly, how can the peace agreement be implemented in good faith when the stakeholders involved are the Filipino and Malaysian colonialist land-grabbers and MILF collaborators plus Malacanang-created MNLF group surrenderees whose glaring interest is only to preserve colonialism in the Bangsamoro homeland of Mindanao, Sulu, Palawan and North Borneo (now Sabah and Sarawak)? Secondly, can it be implemented in good faith by the real “spoilers of peace,” who are the Filipino colonisers of Luzon, like Ferdinand Marcos, Corazon Aquino and Gloria Arroyo, who have had betrayed Mindanao peace repeatedly by not implementing sincerely and completely peace agreements, but only dividing and deceiving the Bangsamoro people and freedom fighters? Where is the good faith in the present Aquino regime when it did not recognise the GRP-OIC-MNLF Jakarta Peace Agreement forged under President Fidel Ramos that ignited the 19-day September 2013 AFP-MNLF war in Zamboanga City?

  • Reynaldo R. Reyes

    Firstly, how can the peace agreement be implemented in good faith when the stakeholders involved are the Filipino and Malaysian colonialist land-grabbers and MILF collaborators plus Malacanang-created MNLF group surrenderees whose glaring interest is only to preserve colonialism in the Bangsamoro homeland of Mindanao, Sulu, Palawan and North Borneo (now Sabah and Sarawak)? Secondly, can it be implemented in good faith by the real “spoilers of peace,” who are the Filipino colonisers of Luzon, like Ferdinand Marcos, Corazon Aquino and Gloria Arroyo, who have had betrayed Mindanao peace repeatedly by not implementing sincerely and completely peace agreements, but only dividing and deceiving the Bangsamoro people and freedom fighters? Where is the good faith in the present Aquino regime when it did not recognise the GRP-OIC-MNLF Jakarta Peace Agreement forged under President Fidel Ramos that ignited the 19-day September 2013 AFP-MNLF war in Zamboanga City?