Bilateral Ceasefire Still Unsigned, as Third Round of Peace Talks with Communists Concludes

The third round of peace talks with communists ended in Rome with both sides saying that significant strides have been made. However, a bilateral ceasefire agreement is still not signed. The two sides said it would ensure that unilateral ceasefire declarations both have made would hold, even as a clash between the military and rebels broke the truce in January. The fourth round is scheduled in April in Norway. Meanwhile, the government said that it would ask the US to remove Communist Party founder Jose Ma. Sison from the…

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