We inform you that we have just finished our Conference, our maximum authority. There were more than 220 delegates of the different structures of the FARC-EP from the whole country. The Conference expressed its unanimous support to the Final agreement for the termination of the conflict and the construction of a stable and lasting peace, recently achieved in Havana, Cuba, whose implementation should lead us to a democratization of the country, our legal political participation and the minimum reforms to better the conditions of all people in our country, with a special focus on the countryside.
The delegates to this Conference want to express our sincere appreciation and gratefulness for the accompaniment of the ANC during these years of talks in Havana, Cuba. In a special way, we would like to mention the interchange of experiences with some of your members like Ebrahim Ebrahim, Mohammed Bhabha and Dipuo Mwelasi, among others.
Likewise, the guerrilla fighters of the FARC-EP would like to share with you the enormous expectations we feel while we are taking this step towards our transition into legal political party. As in the case of the South-african people, we have big challenges ahead in the battle of the ideas and we hope we may continue counting on your accompaniment and continue learning from your wide experience.
We recall, today more than ever, the memory of that great fighter, architect of the Republic of South Africa free of apartheid. His figure, ideas and wisdom have accompanied us during almost four years of talks. May he rest in peace, the magnificent fighter Nelson Mandela, Mandiba.
X National Guerrilla Conference of the FARC-EP
For national reconciliation, peace with social justice and advanced democracy