Wall Street Journal: Philippines And Communist Rebels Agree Indefinite Cease-Fire Deal in Oslo
The agreement, signed in Norway, provides a foundation for further peace talks.
OSLO—The Philippine government and the communist National Democratic Front of the Philippines have agreed on an indefinite cease-fire after a week of peace talks in Oslo, the Norwegian foreign ministry said Friday.
The Norwegian government, which is facilitating the talks, described the cease-fire deal as a historic breakthrough.
As part of the agreement, signed by the two parties on Friday, a Philippine government peace panel will encourage the president of the Philippines to grant amnesty to political prisoners, if approved by the Philippine Congress, said the Norwegian government.
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Update #1: Philippine government, communist rebels sign ceasefire deal (Reuters)
Update #2: Philippine rebels agree to indefinite cease-fire (AP)
Update #3: Philippines, Maoists reach accord following Norway talks (DW)
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