Thai gov’t, Muslim insurgents agree to settle conflict peacefully
JAKARTA, Sept. 21 (Xinhua) — The Thai government and Muslim insurgents on Sunday agreed to address a four-year bloody conflict in southern part of the country through talks and to resume halted ceasefire, Indonesian state spokesman Dino Patti Djalal said here.
The agreement was reached after a two-day talks brokered by Indonesia, which has experience in terminating rebellions in Aceh and dealing with insurgency in Papua, said the spokesman.
Five representatives from Thailand’s predominately Muslim deep south and the Thai government ended their first round of close-door negotiation on Sunday in presidential palace in Bogor, about 50 km south of the capital Jakarta, Dino said.
“The first round of the talks ended today and there were some agreements achieved including the conflict in southern Thailand must be settled in a peaceful way, and all parties must restrain from acts which can create violence,” Dino said at the State Palace. more
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