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Arroyo to seek Qatar tips on MILF talks

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By Joel Guinto
INQUIRER.net
First Posted 16:24:00 12/08/2008

MANILA, Philippines — President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo will seek pointers on how to talk peace with Moro insurgents and check on the condition of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) when she visits Qatar later this week.

Arroyo will leave for the Middle East state on December 11, Press Secretary Jesus Dureza said. It will be her second foreign trip this month.

Last week, Arroyo was in Hong Kong for the Clinton Global Initiative Asia Meeting.

Dureza said Qatar has a “very strong” background in interfaith dialogue, having helped with peace negotiations in Lebanon. Arroyo is also pushing for interfaith dialogue to end the rebellion of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF).

“It will be a good opportunity also for some exchanges on how the peace process has been attended to in that part of the world,” the Press Secretary told reporters at the Palace.

“She will be looking at how the OFWs there, if they will be affected at all, can be attended to,” he said.

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