Peace talks are ongoing between the ELN and the government of President Gustavo Petro. A six-month ceasefire was agreed.
The Colombian government has agreed a six-month ceasefire with ELN guerrillas, FARC dissidents and drug traffickers. A “bilateral ceasefire” from January 1 to June 30, 2023 was agreed with the “ELN, the Segunda Marquetalia, the Estado Mayor Central, the AGC (Autodefensas Gaitanistas de Colombia) and the Autodefensas de la Sierra Nevada”. Gustavo Petro on New Year’s Eve on Twitter.
First left head of state
These are the five main armed groups in Colombia. The rebel organization ELN had already announced a unilateral ceasefire at Christmas and until 2 January. In 2016, Colombia’s largest guerrilla organization, the FARC, signed a peace agreement with the government. Since then, the ELN has been the strongest remaining rebel organization in the South American country.
Peace talks are ongoing between the ELN and the government of President Gustavo Petro. The former guerrilla fighter was elected the South American country’s first left-wing head of state in the summer, and his goal is to put an end to armed conflicts. Peace talks began in November. The negotiations will be hosted alternately by Venezuela, Cuba and Norway.
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