UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres called on Colombia for more efforts to guarantee former FARC combatant’s life.
The UN Secretary General, Antonio Guterres, who arrived in Colombia on the occasion of the fifth anniversary of the peace accords, celebrated the progress of peace in Colombia. Although he recalled that the challenges for its full implementation are not few. Among them, the security conditions of the ex-combatants. Since the signing of the agreements, at least 290 of them have been assassinated.
This Wednesday, 5 years have passed since the signing of the peace accords between the Government of Colombia and the ex-guerrilla FARC.
An act in the municipality of Apartadó in the Antioquia Department of Colombia to commemorate the 5 years since the signing of the peace accords, which made 13,000 men and women desist from the armed struggle and rejoin civilian life. President Iván Duque highlighted the efforts of his government to implement the pacts.
For his part, the former leader of the former FARC guerrilla, Rodrigo Londoño, defended the signing of the agreement with the government of then-President Juan Manuel Santos. Even so, he regretted that the current executive led by Duque sought unsuccessfully to destroy the pacts.
Londoño recognized the role of his disappeared organization in the conflict and suffering of the people and hoped that the Government would do the same.