Tag: Peace talks

Philippines: Ceasefire ahead of peacetalks in Norway

On 25 July, the Philippines newly elected President, Rodrigo Duterte, called for an unilateral ceasefire  between government forces and communist rebels, effective immiediately. The ceasefire was declared ahead of peace talks in Oslo from 20 to 27 August this year. The President proclaimed the ceasefire in his first ‘State Of the Nation Address’ before a joint Congress.…

Norway hosts Philippines peace talks in Oslo

Representatives from the incoming Philippine government (GPH) and the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) met in Oslo, Norway, 14-15 June and agreed to resume formal talks the third week of July 2016. “I am pleased that the incoming Philippine government and the NDFP have agreed to resume formal peace talks. There is clearly…