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Statement by the Czech Republic on the announcement of an agreement between the Government of Colombia and the FARC on a ceasefire


The Czech Republic welcomes the announcement of a final peace agreement between the Government of Colombia and the largest armed group FARC which was announced at a neutral venue in Cuba on August 24, 2016.

The agreement is seen as an historic and unique opportunity for peace after long lasting internal conflict in the country. We witness a historical moment and very much hope that the agreement will be approved by a referendum on October 2, this year, and that the peace will be made permanent and sustainable. The Czech Republic continues to support the peace process in Colombia and believes that soon there will be a ceasefire with the second largest Colombian guerrilla group ELN as well.