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Aquino tackles PH-MILF framework agreement with NZ Prime Minister

/ 06:16 PM October 23, 2012

MANILA, Philippines—President Benigno Aquino III’s bilateral meeting with New Zealand Prime Minister John Phillip Key in his state visit to Auckland state included discussions on improved relations between the two states, a Philippine Daily Inquirer reporter who was part of the President’s trip said Tuesday.

In an interview with Jupiter Torres of “Kliq Music” on Radyo Inquirer 990AM, Michael Ubac said that Aquino also had a meeting with Governor General Jerry Mateparae.

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Ubac said Aquino is likely to share with Key the development with the recently signed Framework Agreement forged between the Philippine government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front.

There is likely to be discussions on defense cooperation and trade relations, Ubac said.

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President Benigno Aquino III and New Zealand’s Prime Minister John Key, Tuesday. AP

Aquino began his state visit to New Zealand Monday by meeting the Filipino community in New Zealand. The President will then fly to Canberra on Wednesday for a state visit to Australia on the invitation of Prime Minister Julia Gillard.

For the full interview, listen to the attached audio clip from Radyo Inquirer 990AM.

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