UN Security Council Analyzes Colombian Government's Proposed Ceasefire Verification Mission

Havana, January 25 (RHC)-- On Monday, the United Nations Security Council debated a proposal presented by President Juan Manuel Santos to create a verification mission to monitor an eventual ceasefire between his government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia-People's Army (FARC-EP).

Monday's meeting comes after President Santos sent identical letters to the Security Council and Secretary General Ban Ki Moon, asking them to monitor the end of hostilities and disarmament.

As part of peace negotiations, taking place in Havana, the Colombian government and FARC agreed on the creation of the verification mechanism given that there is international support. The two sides also expressed their willingness to invite delegates from the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) to join the verification mechanism as observers.

 

Edited by Lena Valverde Jordi



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