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Foreign Secretary Statement on the Colombian Peace Agreement

On 30 November the Colombian Congress voted to ratify a new peace agreement with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC)

Boris Johnson

Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said:

I congratulate President Santos and the people of Colombia after this historic vote to endorse a new peace agreement that will benefit all Colombians. The agreement is the result of four years of often challenging negotiations between the Colombian government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC).

Britain and Colombia share historic ties, common values and goals for peace and prosperity. We were delighted to welcome President Santos to the UK in early November for an official State Visit, during which the Prime Minister announced increased financial support for Colombia’s peace process.

We will continue to support Colombia on its journey towards peace, and I encourage ongoing efforts to bring the benefits of peace to all of Colombia.

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Published 1 December 2016