OIC Welcomes Release of MNLF Leader

Jeddah, -The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) has welcomed the decision of the President of the Republic of the Philippines Rodrigo Duterte, to lift the warrant of arrest against Prof. Nur Misuari, Chairman of the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) and to reinstate his freedom.

The OIC received this information with great satisfaction and considers it another manifestation of the positive approach of the current administration towards the long-standing problem of the Bangsamoro people.

The OIC Special Envoy for Peace in the Southern Philippines, Ambassador Sayed El-Masry, reiterated the long standing position of the OIC, that Chairman NurMisuari is an indispensable factor to the peace process;being the founder of the MNLF and the historical leader of the Bangsamoro people.

The OIC reiterates its support for the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) and its leader, Chairman Hajj Murad as well as for the Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro (CAB), which should be embodied undiluted in the new enabling law.

Source: Qatar News Agency