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Dureza flies to Oslo peace forum; will update Norway on peace talks with Reds
UNTV News and Rescue (Jun 18): Dureza flies to Oslo peace forum; will update Norway on peace talks with Reds
Presidential Peace Adviser Jesus Dureza
Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process Secretary Jesus Dureza has left for Oslo, Norway on Monday, June 18.
Dureza will attend a peace forum which will be participated by peace negotiators from various countries. The presidential adviser’s trip aims to share the Philippines’ experiences on peace negotiations and to learn from the experiences of other countries too.
“They try and gather together all the people who are involved in peace negotiations in different countries in the world. That will be a location for us to share experiences, share also mistakes so that we learn from them,” Dureza said.
He is also set to meet with the new Norwegian foreign minister to report the state of the peace negotiations in the Philippines.
He said this is also a chance to thank Norway for its strong support in the Philippines’ efforts in promoting peace between the government and the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP).
Norway serves as the mediator for peace negotiations between the government and the CPP-NPA.
Before returning to the country, Dureza will visit and meet the Filipino community in Norway to report the situation of the nation under the Duterte administration.