Progress or posturing, lets hope it's the latter. Considering what's been happening over the last six weeks in Iraq, I'm hopeful.
Iraqi Sunni and Shia representatives have agreed to work towards peace during talks in Finland.
"Participants committed themselves to work towards a robust framework for a lasting settlement," said a statement issued on Monday by the Crisis Management Initiative, a conflict-prevention group that organised the meeting.
In an agreement released by CMI, the participants "agreed to consult further" on a list of recommendations to begin reconciliation talks, including resolving political disputes through non-violence and democracy.
The recommendations also included the disarming of factions and forming an independent commission to supervise the disarming "in a verifiable manner".