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The Foreigner Norwegian Foreign Minister visits Colombia. Norway’s Børge Brende travels to the country as the bipartite FARC-government peace deal progresses towards what is hoped will be realisation. “Implementation of the peace agreement between the Colombian government and the FARC is now at an important juncture,” FM Brende says in a statement. “What the parties have negotiated for years is now about to be realised.” Norway is an active supporter of the deal’s implementation, having led peace talks alongside Cuba. Negotiations between Colombian authorities and the guerillas have been held in places including Oslo and Colombia.

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Norwegian Foreign Minister visits Colombia

Published on Friday, 3rd March, 2017 at 22:23 under the news in brief category, by Michael Sandelson   .

Norway’s Børge Brende travels to the country as the bipartite FARC-government peace deal progresses towards what is hoped will be realisation.



“Implementation of the peace agreement between the Colombian government and the FARC is now at an important juncture,” FM Brende says in a statement. “What the parties have negotiated for years is now about to be realised.”

Norway is an active supporter of the deal’s implementation, having led peace talks alongside Cuba. Negotiations between Colombian authorities and the guerillas have been held in places including Oslo and Colombia.

The original peace deal failed last year following rejection by the Colombian People at the national referendum, which was held on 2nd October.

Over 260,000 people had died during the 52-year history of violent conflict between the guerrilla left-wing party and the Colombian government.

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos was awarded the 2016 Nobel Peace Prize following his endeavours to reconcile peace with FARC rebels and the government.

He paid tribute to the victims and families in his 13th December acceptance speech in Oslo, dedicating the award to all Colombians.

Norwegian Foreign Minister Børge Brende is to meet people including President Santos, representatives of the FARC's secretariat, and the UN in Colombia during his current two-day visit.

Meetings with Colombian civil society organisations and Norwegian industry representatives are also on the agenda.



Published on Friday, 3rd March, 2017 at 22:23 under the news in brief category, by Michael Sandelson   .

This post has the following tags: farc, colombia, peace, war, paywall.





  
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