Colom­bia foes talk

The Star Early Edition - - WORLD -

MEM­BERS of the Rev­o­lu­tion­ary Armed Forces of Colom­bia (Farc) and for­mer paramil­i­taries, who used to fight each other in the past decades of Colom­bia’s armed con­flict, have held talks in Bo­gota.

The con­ser­va­tive politi­cian and me­di­a­tor in the Ha­vana peace ne­go­ti­a­tions, Al­varo Leyva Du­ran, said the meet­ing took place on Wed­nes­day. “Both sides agreed to recog­nise that peace was a duty and a right for all cit­i­zens, and that rec­on­cil­i­a­tion was the Colom­bian peo­ple’s deep­est wish.”

The rep­re­sen­ta­tives dis­cussed com­pen­sa­tion for vic­tims, dis­ar­ma­ment and the peace process. teleSUR

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