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U.S. Department of State
96/08/30 Statement: Philippines Agreement w/Muslim Rebels
Office of the Spokesman
Press Statement by Glyn Davies/Deputy Spokesman
August 30, 1996
Philippines--Peace Agreement With Muslim Rebels
The United States welcomes the agreement between the Government of the
Philippines and the Moro National Liberation Front.
Agreement by the parties represents a significant step toward peace and
will contribute to regional stability and prospects for economic growth
in the southern Philippines and the neighboring region.
The U.S. Government commends both sides for their determination to find
a mutually acceptable solution, and hopes that the negotiated resolution
of this long-running conflict can inspire similar efforts elsewhere to
resolve disputes in a peaceful and democratic manner.
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