Cuba welcomes the peace dialogue between the Government of Colombia and dissidents from the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia

HAVANA, June 24 (EFE). – Cuba expressed its support for the peace dialogue between the government of Colombia and Marquetalia II – breakaway guerrillas of the extinct Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) – which began on Monday in Caracas, where the first round will be held. From negotiations.

Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez wrote on the social media site

The Chancellor also stated that Cuba “will continue to act as one of the guarantor states in accordance with its commitment to peace in Colombia.”

The delegations of the Government of Colombia and Marquetalia II – a group of former rebels who abandoned the 2016 peace agreement – announced that, as of Tuesday, June 25, they plan to develop “the specific topics of the peace dialogue agenda.”

In a joint statement, they expressed their commitment “to search for a peace agreement for Colombia.”

They also indicated that they plan at the dialogue table for the first session, which ends next Saturday, to “define negotiation protocols and announce the first decisions on procedures” in order to “contribute to making progress in reducing the escalation of the conflict.”

The dialogue, which will include Venezuela, Cuba and Norway as guarantor countries, and with the support of the United Nations and the Colombian Bishops’ Conference, will resume after the approval of the “Comprehensive Peace Law” in the Andean country, which aims to allow renegotiation for those who left the agreement.

On the part of the Colombian government, the dialogues will be led by former National Electoral Council judge Armando Novoa, who participated in the Constituent Assembly in 1991, and on the part of the rebel Walter Mendoza, the historical leader of the party. The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), which participated in the creation of the mobile columns of that guerrilla movement. Evie

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