The two sides reached this partial agreement in Havana on rural development, the first issue on a five-point agenda, and are now negotiating terms of how the rebels will be incorporated into the political system.
They also will seek agreement on the drug trade, reparation of victims and an end to the conflict. Last week the government declared intentions to begin talks with the guerrillas of the National Liberation Army (ELN) “albeit in a different place to Havana”, as Mr Garzon explained to the public, confirming that both tables of talks will be held separately.
The negotiations have been made possible thanks to the Legal Framework for Peace which was approved in Congress last year and that modified the constitution laying the foundation for punishment of war crimes, reparations for victims and eventual peace with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC.
As the Vice President sums up, “peace will suit the Colombian people and it suits all countries in the region being the most important geo-political event we may live in the region.”
After 9 months of talks, the country is closer to a peace deal than ever before.
may peace in Colombia become a reality
Good luck. best wishes for the people of Colombia.
Il popolo colombiano devono credere nella visione di questo grande uomo.
USA is going to have to work hard to recover confidence from Santos and Rousseff after the spying scandal.
First make peace with the FARC and then you'll be ready for ELN... honestly...
Santos has the right vision
We have to end all wars, eliminate violence n the whole world