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Thailand signs first-ever agreement with rebels for peace talks

Thailand signs firstever agreement with rebels for peace talks
01/05
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Paradorn Pattanathabutr (seated second L), and Hassan Taib (seated second R), attend the signing ceremony of the general consensus document to launch a dialogue process for peace in the border provinces of southern Thailand in Kuala Lumpur.
Thailand signs firstever agreement with rebels for peace talks
02/05
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Secretary general of Thailand's National Security Council Paradorn Pattanathabutrr (L), shakes hands with Hassan Taib (R), during the signing of the general consensus document to launch a dialogue process for peace in Thailand's southern provinces.
Thailand signs firstever agreement with rebels for peace talks
03/05
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Secretary general of Thailand's National Security Council Paradorn Pattanathabutrr (L), shakes hands with Hassan Taib (R), during the signing of the general consensus document to launch a dialogue process for peace in Thailand's southern provinces.
Thailand signs firstever agreement with rebels for peace talks
04/05
Caption
Secretary general of Thailand's National Security Council Paradorn Pattanathabutrr (L), shakes hands with Hassan Taib (R), during the signing of the general consensus document to launch a dialogue process for peace in Thailand's southern provinces.
Thailand signs firstever agreement with rebels for peace talks
05/05
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Paradorn Pattanathabutr (L), exchanges documents with Hassan Taib (R), during the signing of the general consensus document to launch a dialogue process for peace in the border provinces of southern Thailand.
  • Thailand signs firstever agreement with rebels for peace talks
  • Thailand signs firstever agreement with rebels for peace talks
  • Thailand signs firstever agreement with rebels for peace talks
  • Thailand signs firstever agreement with rebels for peace talks
  • Thailand signs firstever agreement with rebels for peace talks

Thailand's government signed its first-ever agreement with a rebel group in its Muslim-majority south, pledging to work toward peace talks aimed at ending a festering insurgency at a ceremony held in Kuala Lumpur.

Thailand's government on Thursday signed its first-ever agreement with a rebel group in its Muslim-majority south, pledging to work toward peace talks aimed at ending a festering insurgency.

At the signing today, the Thai government was represented by Thailand's National Security Council secretary-general Lt Gen Pharadorn Phatthanatabutr and the rebel side was represented by the chief of the BRN Liaison Office in Malaysia, Hassan Taib.

The signing was witnessed by Malaysia's National Security Council secretary Datuk Mohamed Thajudeen Abdul Wahab.

It was Malaysia's second effort in helping to bring about regional stability in Southeast Asia, after having successfully initiated the historic peace agreement for Mindanao in the southern Philippines.

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