The Colombia government and FARC (Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia) have begun a new round of talks in a bid to reach a bilateral truce that will pave the way toward a final peace accord by March.
In the new round of talks, which will continue until November 13, the sides will also discuss the material implementation of the accord on the juridical aspect of the demobilization and reinstatement in society of the former guerrillas. An accord signed already in September, though few details have emerged in regard.
“The extension of democracy will render an armed confrontation among fellow patriots unnecessary”, said a FARC statement released from Havana. “Overcoming half a century of conflict with dialogue means defeating hatred and revenge”, added the main guerrilla group, emphasizing that the outcome of the talks in Cuba will “reinforce the nation”.