Colombia: President Santos states that he has developed exploratory talks with FARC

Posted on August 28, 2012 • Filed under: Colombia, Conflicts, FARC, Politics reported President Santos stated ….’We have developed exploratory talks with the FARC’: Santos

“From the first day I met my government’s constitutional obligation to seek peace. In this direction, there have been exploratory talks with the FARC to seek an end to conflict. I want to state clearly that the Colombians approaches that have been made and to be made in future fall under the following guiding principles:

First: We will learn from past mistakes to avoid repeating them.

Second: Any process must lead to the end of the conflict, not its extension.

Third, and operations will be maintained military presence on every inch of the country.

Additionally, today the ELN has expressed an international media interest in participating in discussions to end the violence. Read Article

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