The Colombian government has announced peace talks with the country’s largest rebel group, the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC, will begin next month. On Tuesday, Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos said the negotiations will continue with a process already underway with the involvement of Norway and Cuba.
Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos: “The explorative discussions were held in a direct and completely discreet way and were conducted over six months in Havana [Cuba] with the accompaniment of Cuba and Norway after a year and a half of preparatory work. In these, we constructed a shared vision for the end of the conflict. A purpose, schedule and rules of engagement were agreed on for a process that should be serious, dignified, realistic and effective.”
The upcoming talks will be held in Norway before moving on to Cuba.