We welcome the important agreements reached by the Government of Colombia and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia-People’s Army (FARC-EP) on item 5, related to the Victims, of the Agenda for the peace talks taking place in Havana.
Since the beginning of the process, the parties have stressed that victims are at the center of the final agreement. Several delegations of victims attended the table of talks. Many victims and victims’ organizations participated in various forums and submitted proposals to the Table which were instrumental in achieving these understandings.
The agreements announced today represent a new and important step forward in efforts to achieve peace in Colombia and add to the already achieved regarding Item 1 “Integral Agrarian Development Policy”, Item 2 “Political Participation “and Item 4″ Solution to Illicit Drug Problem”. Likewise, discussions continue to advance on Item 3 “End of conflict”.
Cuba, in its capacity as host and Guarantor country at the table of talks, in conjunction with Norway, will continue to contribute, as much as possible, to the achievement of a final agreement ending the conflict and building a stable and lasting peace in Colombia.