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Carter Center Welcomes Important Breakthrough in Colombian Peace Process

Contact: Soyia Ellison,

ATLANTA — The Carter Center welcomes the important announcement made by the Colombian government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) in Havana, on Sept. 23. The major breakthroughs that were reached on the issues of victims, transitional justice, and disarmament, as well as the commitment to an immediate, bilateral cease-fire and to sign a final peace agreement within six months, represent an historic progress to end the country's 51-year war.

We applaud President Santos and his negotiating team and the leadership of the FARC for their efforts to reach a lasting peace. We reiterate our continued support to the parties as they advance in their work toward reaching a final agreement, and commend the role of the guarantor countries, Cuba and Norway, as well as Chile and Venezuela as accompanying nations in assisting this peace process.

After 50 years of continuous, violent conflict in Colombia, Wednesday's announcement demonstrates that the parties have reached a propitious stage to end the conflict and begin the long and arduous task of implementing peace.


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El Centro Carter acoge con satisfacción los importantes avances en el proceso de paz de Colombia

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