Oslo, Oct 17 (Prensa Latina) The negotiating teams of the Colombian government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia-People”s Army (FARC-EP) arrived in this capital to formally hold peace talks for a solution to the armed conflict in that South American nation.
According to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Norway both parties will meet tomorrow at Hurdal Hotel, an hour and a half from Oslo, in a place reserved by the hosts.
This would be the second phase of the peace process initiated with exploratory approaches, which culminated in an outline agreement announced on September 4 by President Juan Manuel Santos and the FARC-EP.
Rural development and greater access to land, guarantees to the exercise of political opposition and citizen participation, end of the armed conflict, solution to the problem of drug trafficking and victims’ rights, are the
five key points in the talks.
The guerrillas delegation is led by Ivan Marquez, while Humberto de la Calle will lead the talks which will continue in Havana, Cuba.