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Duterte officials, NDF consultants to hold ‘informal chat’ next week



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Posted on Monday, November 19th, 2018

MANILA, Philippines – The anticipated meeting between officials of the Duterte Administration and some consultants of the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) is likely to push through next week and the venue is expected to be somewhere in Manila.

In a press statement, Presidential Peace Adviser Jess Dureza said President Rodrigo Duterte has tasked him and Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo to have the “informal chat” with NDF consultants Fidel Agcaoili and Luis Jalandoni.

On Sunday, Dureza left for New York to attend the United Nations General Assembly and will return next week.

The two communist officials will arrive later this month in relation to their jobs as members of the Joint Monitoring Committee under the Comprehensive Agreement on Respect for Human Rights and International Law.

They will also have a meeting with Norwegian Ambassador to the Philippines Bjorn Jahnsen.

Norway has been the third party facilitator of the GPH-NDFP peace process. – Marje Pelayo (with reports from Rosalie Coz)