Colombia’s president, Gustavo Petro, emphasized the progress of the peace process between his government and the armed group Estado Mayor Central, made up of guerrillas from the extinct FARC-EP, which is not covered by the 2016 Agreement .
“While the world goes from war to war, we go for Peace,” Petro emphasized through his profile of offensive actions starting today.
In a joint statement, the delegations explained that this pause is a mechanism to protect the civilian population and reduce the effects of the confrontation.
They stated that a larger earlier enlistment is necessary to implement all the necessary mechanisms for Bilateral, Temporary and National Ceasefire, with emphasis on the protection of the civilian population.
Because of this, they stated that on October 16, the Government will release the definitive Cease Fire Decree to facilitate the continuation of this process.
Finally, they pointed out that on October 16, 2023, the period of exploration and preparation will end, to formally start the process of Peace Dialogues with the installation of the Talks Table.
This is the second peace process in Colombia that, in more than a year, the government of Petro was able to achieve. The first, with the National Liberation Army, began the fifth cycle after important agreements such as a bilateral ceasefire in place since August 3 and the participation of the population.
One of the most ambitious proposals of the government of Gustavo Petro is Total Peace, a policy in which it seeks to end the long-term internal conflicts in the country, an important element to promote the program of its government in which it seeks which change to favor the Colombian. people.