United Nations, Sep 20 (Prensa Latina) Heads of State from several countries declared today at the UN General Assembly their support for the peace process in Colombia between the government and the FARC-EP.
Recurrently, the issue of peace in the South American nation was heard in the interventions of the first day of the general debate of the Assembly at its 71st Session Period. Among them, Mexico’s President Enrique Peña Nieto welcomed the progress in the efforts to end decades of conflict and ensured solidarity and support them.
The government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia – People’s Army (FARC-EP, in Spanish) will sign on September 26th the peace agreement in Cartagena, after several years of negotiations in Havana, Cuba.
For the Argentinean president Mauricio Macri, the news are encouraging, as well as the restoration of diplomatic relations between the US and Cuba.
The presidents of Uruguay, Tabare Vazquez; Peru, Pedro Pablo Kuzcynski; Costa Rica, Luis Guillermo Solis; and Portugal, Marcelo Rebelo, similarly highlighted the importance of the agreement to be closed soon.
In addition, the President of Panama Juan Carlos Varela, announced his presence at the signing of the peace agreement and congratulated his Colombian counterpart, Juan Manuel Santos, for the achievement at the negotiations table with the FARC-EP.
During the high-level debate, the Assembly President, Peter Thomson, also said he will travel to Colombia to witness the historic moment.