The Colombian government and the FARC have agreed to resume discussions in Havana on 10 December, and have made a commitment to agree ways to de-escalate the ongoing conflict.
President Santos suspended the peace process negotiations following the kidnap of Brigadier-General Ruben Alzate and two others on 16 November. All three were released on 30 November.
Foreign Office Minister Hugo Swire said:
“I warmly welcome the announcement of a resumption of peace talks in Colombia, including the agreement to urgently consider ways to de-escalate the conflict. The UK strongly supports the negotiations as a way to bring to an end the terrible history of conflict and violence in Colombia.”
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