MANILA, Oct. 15 (Xinhua) -- The Philippine government said Monday that details of the framework agreement which it forged with the secessionist Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) have yet to be worked out before a final peace pact could be inked.
"Much work needs to be done in terms of negotiating but the framework agreement contains the roadmap," said Marvic Leonen, head of the Philippine government peace panel, in a press briefing after the signing of the framework agreement on Monday in Malacanang, the presidential palace.
Mohagher Iqbal, chief of the MILF peace panel, pointed out that his group wants to complete a comprehensive peace pact "as soon as possible."
"We want to finish the (peace) deal before the term of Aquino ends," said Iqbal.
The framework agreement signed by the Philippine government and the MILF outlined a number of steps for reaching a final peace deal.
These include the creation of the annexes of the peace agreement, the formation of a 15-member Transition Commission, the drafting of the Bangsamoro Basic Law by the Transition Commission, and the creation of the Bangsamoro Transition Authority.
The framework agreement also calls for the creation of a ministerial form and Cabinet system of government.
The peace panels of the Philippine government and the MILF will work out of the annexes of the peace agreement during their next meeting in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.