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Colombian Govt, FARC-EP Resume Dialogue

Havana, Jan 14 (Prensa Latina) Colombian government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia-People´s Army (FARC-EP) resume today the peace talks in this city after a holiday break of 23 days.

The parties have returned to the Havana´s International Conference Center, permanent venue of the talks created on November 19, to continue the discussions focused on the issue of land, considered a key factor in this new attempt to end decades of armed conflict.

Among the new features during the break in dialogue, was the reception by the government and the FARC-EP, of the results of the Agricultural Forum held in Bogotá in December to promote the participation of the Colombian society in the peace process.

In December 21,before the holiday break, the delegations issued a joint statement in which they expressed the talks are being held in “an atmosphere of respect and constructive spirit”.

They also noted progress in discussions on the issue of land, the first subject on the agenda set in the General Agreement to end the conflict and build a stable and lasting peace, guiding document of the table.

Since the beginning of the process in which Cuba and Norway act as guarantors, the government and FARC-EP have carried out 21 days and over 100 hours of talks.

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