Duterte: Malaysia to play important role in peace process

Duterte: Malaysia to play important role in peace process

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President Rodrigo Duterte and Prime Minister Najib Razak share a table during a state banquet hosted by the Malaysian Prime Minister at Perdana Putrajaya in Malaysia on November 10. ROBINSON NIÑAL JR./Presidential Photo

DAVAO CITY, November 12, 2016 — President Rodrigo Duterte on Friday said Malaysia will continue to provide assistance to the Philippines amid the continuation of the implementation of the mandates of the Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro (CAB).

Duterte made the statement during arrival honors held at the Francisco Bangoy International Airport here early morning Friday (November 11, 2016).

As we proceed with the implementation phase of our peace process, Malaysia will continue to play an important role,” he said.

Duterte said the Philippines will continue to work with Malaysia in various important mutual concerns, including the peace process.

The Philippines is ready to work with Malaysia and all partners interested in securing for generations of the Mindanaoans and Filipinos, a future free from fear and conflict.

Duterte said Malaysia “continues to be a partner for growth and development.”

He also said Malaysia “showed keen interest in infrastructure, mass transportation development, building of regional centers, joint ventures in agribusiness, halal-certified products, and high value post-harvest processing facilities.”

Duterte also said he talked with Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak about improving maritime security in the region.

With Malaysia, we committed to explore all available options to ensure greater collaboration in the joint coordinated pursuit, the interdiction, and the arrest of criminal and terrorist plying the waterways between our countries. The Philippines is always will be unremitting in the efforts to address criminality on land, at sea, and between borders. “




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