Cuba welcomes Colombian government-ELN agreement
The Cuban Ministry of Foreign Affairs, welcomed the agreement reached between the Government of Colombia and the National Liberation Army (ELN), in a statement released on March 30, as a result of which the process of exploratory talks between the two parties, in which Cuba participated as Accompanying Country, concluded successfully.
The text points out that the agreement will make it possible to start a public timetable for talks between the Government of Colombia and the ELN, which represents an important new step forward in efforts to achieve peace in Colombia.
The Cuban Ministry of Foreign Affairs, continues the document, appreciates the confidence that the parties have once again placed in Cuba, when they asked it to act as guarantor together with other countries in the region and Norway, and also as one of the venues of the public Negotiating Table.
The statement also reiterates Cuba’s firm commitment to continue contributing as much as possible to the accomplishment of a final agreement between the government of Colombia and the National Liberation Army, as it had done in the peace process in Havana between representatives of the Colombian government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia-People’s Army (FARC-EP), seeking the end of the conflict and the construction of a stable and lasting peace in Colombia, concludes the text.