Piedad Cordoba Supports Colombia's Government Suspension of Bombing

Bogota, July 27 (teleSUR-RHC)-- Colombian human rights activist and former senator Piedad Cordoba welcomed the Colombian government's announcement on Saturday to stop air-raids against the FARC (Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia) camps.

For years Cordoba has been a strong advocate for the current peace process between the government of Colombia and the FARC, and a mediator in humanitarian exchanges between both parties.

Last week, the government of Colombia agreed to “de-escalate” aggressions towards the FARC for the next four months, after the guerrilla group declared a unilateral ceasefire.

Colombian President Juan Manual Santos extended the move on Saturday by suspending all air bombing against the FARC camps, though he continues to refuse to agree to a formal bilateral ceasefire.

Through her Twitter account on Sunday, Cordoba welcomed President Santos' recent announcement “with enthusiasm,” calling it a “great gesture of peace.”

Edited by Ivan Martínez



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