Bogotá, December 23 (RHC)-- The president of Colombia, Juan Manuel Santos, said Sunday that his government's peace negotiations with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) rebel group are on the right path based on recent encouraging developments.
Santos made the remark during an exclusive interview with local media on the peace process and other issues of national interest, including his possible re-election in the upcoming presidential vote.
He said that the latest results of the 13-months-long negotiations were encouraging, and showed that a Colombia without conflict is a tangible reality.
The Colombian head of state also spoke about the possibility of an early start to similar peace talks with the National Liberation Army (ELN), the second largest rebel group in the country.
Moreover, Santos expressed confidence in winning the May 2014 presidential elections on the first round. The presidents' popularity rose nine percentage points from two months ago to 38 percent, the daily El Espectador reported, citing a poll conducted last week, when all candidates were ready to begin their campaign for the elections.