The chief negotiator of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) is hopeful that the 4th and final annex on their peace deal with the government will be signed before the end of this week.
MILF chief negotiator Mohagher Iqbal said both parties are closing in on the final point on normalization.
Another issue that the two sides are tackling is the Bangsamoro waters.
The MILF official admitted this phase of the peace talks is the most difficult so far.
The two sides hope to craft a final peace agreement to end a decades-long armed struggle in Mindanao.
ANC Top Story, January 24, 2014