Two officials of Finland were in the city in early October to express support for the Philippine peace process and look at ways to help in the establishment of the future Bangsamoro.
Finnish ambassador to the Philippines Matti Pullinen said their trip is intended to have a feel of the situation on the ground as part of a fact-finding mission.
“We had [a] political consultation last May and we decided to make a fact-finding mission and have a look at what’s going on and meet people in Mindanao,” Mr. Pullinen said during a dinner event.
Dr. Kimmo Kiljunen, a member of parliament, said the government of Finland wants to help not just in ensuring the sustainability of the peace process but also address related economic and social issues.
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