Turkey welcomes autonomy law for Moro Muslims

Turkish Foreign Ministry hails Philippines' new law paving way for comprehensive autonomy of Moro Muslims

Turkey welcomes autonomy law for Moro Muslims

World Bulletin / News Desk

Turkey on Friday hailed a new law paving the way for comprehensive autonomy of Moro Muslims in the Philippines, praising it as “historic.”

In a statement, the Foreign Ministry said that Turkey welcomes “the successful conclusion of the legislative process regarding the Bangsamoro Organic Law and its signing by the president of the Philippines, Rodrigo Roa Duterte.”

“We commend the efforts of the Philippine government, the Moro Islamic Liberation Front [MILF] and other stakeholders in finalizing this landmark legislation which aims to create a new political entity known as the ‘Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao.’

“With the political will and vision of the relevant parties, a critical juncture in the peace process has been passed,” the statement said.

“This is a historic accomplishment,” to achieve “a just and lasting peace, stability and prosperity in Bangsamoro,” the ministry said.

“The Bangsamoro Organic Law also presents a valuable opportunity to tackle the root causes of violent extremism and terrorism and thus offers the promise of a better future for the Bangsamoro people,” said the statement.

“Turkey will continue to support the peace process as well as the social and economic development of the region in the period ahead.”

 

Last Mod: 28 Temmuz 2018, 14:51
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