Malaysia calls for settling conflict in S. Philippines

Malaysia urged the Filipino government and the Islamic Front for Moro's Liberation to settle their conflict arguing it was undermining peace and reflecting badly on the flow of foreign investments to the region.

Malaysia calls for settling conflict in S. Philippines

Malaysia urged the Filipino government and the Islamic Front for Moro's Liberation to settle their conflict arguing it was undermining peace and reflecting badly on the flow of foreign investments to the region.

Malaysia's Foreign Minister Sayed Hamed Al-Bar called, in press statements Sunday, on both sides to have confidence and trust in one another in order to ensure the success of peace talks between the two sides.

Al-Bar's remarks followed Filippino President Gloria Arroyo's statement about the postponement of scheduled talks in Malaysia this month to next month.

No motives were given for the postponement despite the stated readiness of the Moro Front to attend the scheduled talks in Kuala Lumpur.

Al-Bar said that the talks should be pursued despite difficulties facing them and admitted that it was "not easy to settle the dispute."

He stressed that the conflict in southern Philippines should be settled because it was starting to have an impact on economic growth there and driving potential foreign investors away from this area.

He expressed hope that the talks between the two sides would start soon after they were put off for some time now.

KUNA

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