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Peacekeeping mission in the Bangsamoro continues in the face of health crisis

Bangsamoro Government Center, Cotabato City (14 May 2020) - Amid the nation’s ongoing efforts to fight the COVID-19 pandemic, sustaining the gains of peace in the Bangsamoro remains a priority of the Bangsamoro Government and its international peacekeeping partners. 
International Monitoring Team (IMT) Mindanao Batch 15 led by Head of Mission MGen. Dato’ Haji Muhammad Anwar bin Abdullah who officially paid a courtesy call on Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) Interim Chief Minister Ahod “Al Haj Murad” Ebrahim here on Tuesday, May 12. 

Their discussions focused on the implementation of the remaining components of the normalization process under the Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro (CAB), a crucial step in fulfilling the agreements of the Philippine government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) under the peace pact. 

Both parties also acknowledged the many challenges being faced by the region during the health crisis, while ensuring the need for peacekeeping missions to continue in the Bangsamoro. 

The IMT was launched in October 2004 to oversee the peace situation in Mindanao after the signing of the GPH-MILF ceasefire agreement in 2003. IMT is responsible for monitoring the security, humanitarian, rehabilitation and development aspects, as well as the socio-economic assistance and civilian protection under the ceasefire and peace deal.