MNLF vows to support government peace efforts

ZAMBOANGA. Muslimin Sema, Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) Central Committee chairperson (seated), vows to continuously support the national government’s peace programs. A photo handout shows Sema and his party members joining Lieutenant General Corleto Vinluan, Jr., commander of the Western Mindanao Command (3rd from left, standing) in a photo session during a courtesy visit Wednesday, December 2, at Camp Don Basilio Navarro, Zamboanga City. (SunStar Zamboanga)

THE Moro National Liberation Front’s (MNLF's) Central Committee has vowed to continuously collaborate and support the peace efforts of the national government.

Muslimin Sema, the re-elected MNLF Central Committee chairperson, issued the statement as he and his affiliates paid a courtesy visit Wednesday, December 2, 2020, to Lieutenant General Corleto Vinluan, Jr., commander of the Western Mindanao Command (Westmincom), in Camp Don Basilio Navarro, Zamboanga City.

“Nandito kami upang buhayin at ipagpatuloy ang programa ng MNLF sa pagsuporta sa anti-kidnapping efforts ng ating gobyerno (We are here to revive and continue the program of the MNLF to support the anti-kidnapping efforts of the government)," Sema said.

“We commit to continuously collaborate with and support the Philippine government for the attainment of lasting peace in the Bangsamoro region,” Sema added.

Sema was re-elected as the chairperson of the MNLF Central Committee following the death of Yusoph Jikiri, who died of cancer a month ago.

Vinluan expressed his gratitude to Sema and his party for taking the time to visit Westmincom headquarters and extend their support to the military.

“Let us continue to work together for our common goal that is to win the genuine peace for the Bangsamoro people,” Vinluan said.

A GPH-MNLF meeting was at the Westmincom conference room, which was attended by 18 MNLF leaders and members under Sema, the Westmincom staff under Vinluan, and the Ad Hoc Joint Action Group Action Officer.

During his visit, Sema was accompanied by the MNLF’s Vice-Chairperson for Foreign Affairs Hatimil Hassan, Vice-Chairperson for Political Affairs Romeo Sema and Vice-Chairperson for Military Affairs Abakil Jikiri. (SunStar Zamboanga)


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