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RP bid at OIC not imperiled by Sulu clashes–DFA exec
MANILA , Philippines — The Philippines’ bid for observer status at the Organization of Islamic Conference should not be imperiled by the clash between government forces and those of Habier Malik, a commander of the Moro National Liberation Front, an official of the Department of Foreign Affairs said Wednesday.
In any case, the Philippines ’ bid will not be taken up at the OIC conference of foreign ministers scheduled in Islamabad this May, Rafael Seguis, DFA undersecretary for special concerns, said in an interview.
Seguis said OIC senior officials in a recently concluded meeting failed to come up with rules that would cover applications for observer status.
He said this was the reason why the Philippines’ bid could not be taken up.