The Central High Command of the FARC-EP greets, with patriotic feelings and an infinite longing for peace, the beginning of the public stage of the peace talks between our sister organization, the National Liberation Army and the government of Colombia.
Comment by Foreign Ministry spokesperson Maria Zakharova on the successful completion of talks between the Colombian Government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) held in Havana, Cuba
Last 7 July, the Colombian national post office issued a postage stamp for the participation of Colombia in the Olympic and Paralympic Games of Rio de Janeiro 2016.
On July 26, 1996, indigenous communities of Tolima and the FARC-EP signed a peace agreement in Gaitania, a small village near Marquetalia, the birthplace of the marxist guerrilla. In a region marked by rural struggles and represented by their respective leaders - regional comandante Jerónimo Galeano and native traditional authorities-, the parties put aside contradictions and committed in a historical pact guided by the desire for peaceful coexistence.
On Sunday June 12th, I had the opportunity to sit through the War Requiem by the emblematic English composer Benjamin Britten (1913-1976) and who premiered this epic work for the reconsecration of Coventry Cathedral, bombed almost to destruction during the night of November 14th 1940.
It is a sunny afternoon somewhere in the Yari plains, and I am there only with the idea of meeting with commandante Isabela San Roque to discuss all possible issues.
'If no time is wasted, in June the points of the agreement would be closed'
Legal Adviser to the FARC says the guerrillas want to sign peace as a humanitarian agreement.
Havana, Cuba, April 29, 2016
The delegations of the National Government and the FARC-EP continue to work on the construction of agreements on point 3 "End of Conflict" and we began discussions about point 6 "Implementation, Verification and Countersignature".
Havana, Cuba, site of the peace talks, March 23, 2016
The FARC-EP, honoring its commitments to promptly reach a final agreement for ending the conflict and achieving a stable and lasting peace, has pledged all efforts to reach understandings with the National Government in order to allow meaningful and decisive steps in this direction.