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The Foreigner Colombia government-guerrilla negotiations to Oslo. Norway Foreign Minister Jonas Gahr Støre confirms negotiations between the Colombian authorities and FARC guerrillas will take place in the capital next month. The conflict in Colombia has lasted over 50 years and around 1,000 people are killed each year. Norway has previously held peace talks in Colombia but these had little success. The new talks will take place in Oslo at the beginning of October before moving on to Cuba.

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Colombia government-guerrilla negotiations to Oslo

Published on Wednesday, 5th September, 2012 at 14:24 under the news in brief category, by Lyndsey Smith   .

Norway Foreign Minister Jonas Gahr Støre confirms negotiations between the Colombian authorities and FARC guerrillas will take place in the capital next month.



The conflict in Colombia has lasted over 50 years and around 1,000 people are killed each year.

Norway has previously held peace talks in Colombia but these had little success. The new talks will take place in Oslo at the beginning of October before moving on to Cuba.

President Juan Manuel Santos has said that Venezuela and Chile have also been appointed to oversee the talks. Norwegian diplomats have signed a document regarding the talks and a ceasefire.

“It must be emphasized that this is a starting line. Major, difficult and important questions await. However, there is also reason to be happy that the parties show courage and determination to tackle this through negotiations. This is still an armed and severe conflict, so we have to be realistic”, Foreign Minister Støre told NRK.



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Published on Wednesday, 5th September, 2012 at 14:24 under the news in brief category, by Lyndsey Smith   .

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