More on Ceasefire: Joint Communiqué #75

June 22, 2016

Statement read at this morning’s press conference in Havana by Marcela Durán, Director of Communications for the Colombian Government Peace Delegation, and Marcos León Calarcá, member of the FARC-EP Peace Delegation:

Havana, Cuba

July 22, 2016

The delegations of the National Government and the FARC-EP inform public opinion that we have successfully reached an Accord for the Definitive Bilateral Ceasefire and Cessation of Hostilities; the Setting aside of weapons; security guarantees, and the fight against criminal organizations responsible for homicides and massacres or that attack human rights defenders, social movements or political movements, including criminal organizations that have been calles paramilitary successors and their support networks, and the persecution of criminal behavior that threaten the implementation of accords and the construction of peace.

The event will be headed by Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos, the commander of the FARC-EP, Timoleón Jiménez, and by the guarantor countries.  For Cuba, President Raúl Castro, and for Norway, Foreign Minister Borge Brende. Likewise, the President of Chile, Michelle Bachelet and of Venezuela, President Nicolás Maduro, will be there in representation of the accompanying countries.

The ceremony will also rely on the presence of the Secretary General of the United Nations, Ban Ki-Moon, as a special invited guest.  He will be accompanied by the President of the Security Council and the President of the General Assembly.

Likewise, the President of the Dominican Republic, in his capacity as President of CELAC; the president of El Salvador, and the special envoys for the peace process from the United States and the European Union will also attend.

The agreements will be made public tomorrow at noon in the protocol room of El Laguito.

About Ginny Bouvier

Love reading, writing, thinking, and working with people to make the world a better place. Family and friends, yoga, travel, photography, perusing dessert menus keep me sane. Latin American enthusiast. Peace practitioner yearning for justice. Heading up the Colombia program at the U.S. Institute of Peace, but tweets and posts are my own.
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One Response to More on Ceasefire: Joint Communiqué #75

  1. Pingback: Peace Talks Resume following New Agreements and Preparations for Ceasefire | COLOMBIA CALLS

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