Opening statement of Secretary Jesus G. Dureza on the Fourth Round of Peace Talks
3 April 2017 | Radisson Blue Palace Hotel, Noordijk, The Netherlands
(Greetings and thanks to the Norwegian host, the CPP/NPA/NDF, the government panel, guests, media and participants.)
It is the wish of President Duterte to achieve a lasting, sustainable and principled peace.
Today we witness history. The talks with the CPP/NPA/NDF panel has never gone this far before. In this 4th round of peace talks, we shall tackle the heart and soul of the peace process, the Comprehensive Agreement on Social and Economic Reforms (CASER).