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OAS secretary general welcomes resumption of Colombia peace talks
Published on October 12, 2016 Email To Friend    Print Version

OAS Secretary General, Luis Almagro

WASHINGTON, USA -- The secretary general of the Organization of American States (OAS), Luis Almagro, has welcomed the announcement of renewed negotiations and public dialogue between the Colombian government and the ELN guerillas as “a concrete and hopeful step toward a comprehensive peace, longed for by Colombians for decades.”

Almagro applauded “the willingness of the two sides to return to the table and begin a process of inclusive dialogue, in which civil society and other sectors of Colombian citizenry are given a very active role.”

The OAS leader praised the fact that “the unilateral cease-fire arranged by the ELN in the framework of the plebiscite, and the release of hostages, are signs of peace that allow for assurances to victims and create an atmosphere of trust to move forward in discussions.”

Almagro reiterated the commitment of the OAS to peace in Colombia through the Mission to Support the Peace Process (MAPP/OAS).

The mission has accompanied for the last 12 years the peace initiatives in the most remote areas and those hardest hit by the violence, and will continue to do so in the post-conflict stage. In this framework, the MAPP/OAS is ready to support the process of dialogue that resumed this Monday.
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