MANILA, Philippines - Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak congratulated President Aquino ahead of the signing of the Framework Agreement between the Government of the Philippines and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front.
He assured Malaysia’s continued support to the continuing peace negotiations and implementation of the agreement.
In a joint statement, the Philippine and Malaysian governments said the Framework Agreement "is the outcome of years of diligence, commitment and sincerity by both the GPH and the MILF, as well as the Government of Malaysia as third-country facilitator and the members of the International Contact Group, towards finding a lasting and durable solution to the Bangsamoro question and achieving enduring peace and sustainable development in Mindanao."
During the bilateral meeting, Aquino thanked Najib for Malaysia’s support as a facilitator of the peace talks since 2001 and as head of the International Monitoring Team since 2004.
"Both leaders also looked forward to the successful conclusion of negotiations soonest on the Annexes to the Framework Agreement," the statement read.