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President Tan congratulates President Aquino on peace agreement with MILF April 3, 2014


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President Tan congratulates President Aquino on peace agreement with MILF April 3, 2014
 
Singaporean President Tony Tan Keng Yam congratulated President Benigno S. Aquino III and his administration on the recent signing of the Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro (CAB).
President Tan conveyed this during his courtesy call with President Aquino in MalacaƱang on Thursday.

“This is a momentous accomplishment and a testament to the leadership and efforts of President Aquino and his administration in brokering peace and stability for the Philippines and the region,” President Tan said in his speech.

The CAB was signed last March 27 by the peace panels of the Philippine government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) in MalacaƱang after 17 years of negotiation.
President Tan, on behalf of his countrymen, expressed his sympathy to the Filipino people due to the many lives lost when super typhoon “Yolanda” (Haiyan) struck the Visayan region in November last year.

“We are heartened that the spirit and resilience of the Philippine people remain strong in such devastation. We have been working with the Philippine government and stakeholders in the rehabilitation efforts,” he said.

President Tan on Saturday will hand over the Singaporean people’s contributions to various projects aiding the thousands of families displaced by the typhoon.

He will visit Basey, Western Samar, where he will present medical supplies to the Basey District Hospital, a joint rehabilitation project of Singapore Red Cross and the International Committee of the Red Cross.

President Aquino thanked President Tan and the people of Singapore for their kindness as this bolsters the government’s plan to build better, stronger, and more resilient communities in the affected areas.

“I have always said that we Filipinos never forget the kindness extended to us by friends, and I reiterate that now, as Singapore continues to lend a helping hand,” President Aquino said.


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