Statement by the Press Secretary on the Agreement Between the Government of the Philippines and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front

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The United States welcomes today the signing of the Framework Agreement between the Government of the Philippines and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front in the presence of President Aquino of the Republic of the Philippines and Prime Minister Najib of Malaysia. We commend the Government of the Philippines and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front leadership for their hard work and unwavering commitment to a better future, as well as Malaysia for its longstanding role as facilitator of the negotiations. Today’s ceremony marks another step toward ending insurrection and restoring good governance. The United States will continue to work with the international community, regional stakeholders and the people of the Philippines to promote transparency, governance, economic growth and development to achieve a better future.