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Government of Colombia and ELN guerrillas will talk for peace

Gobierno Colombia y guerrilla del ELN dialogarán por la paz

The Colombian government and the guerrillas of the National Liberation Army (ELN) will resume peace negotiations in November, suspended in 2019 by then President Iván Duque, both parties announced Tuesday in Caracas without specifying the place of the next meetings. Delegates from the government of Gustavo Petro and the ELN agreed “to reestablish the dialogue process after the first week of November 2022,” according to a statement read after a meeting in Caracas.

In addition to the resumption of the “negotiation table”, the text reports the decision to “retake all the agreements and progress made since the signing of the agenda” on March 30, 2016. The meetings will be in “seats rotations” between the guarantor countries of the process: Venezuela, Cuba and Norway, said Antonio García, commander of the ELN, during a press conference in the Venezuelan capital after reading the statement.

“The venues that had been agreed upon were rotating venues (…), we are going to restart without modifying what has been agreed upon,” García commented, clarifying that where the talks will start is still being evaluated. The ELN leader ruled out, for the moment, that Chile and Spain have any participation in the process: “We appreciate the will that exists (…) but until now we are going to maintain the agreed structure of guarantors.”

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