Colombia support the peace process
On Monday, over two thousand people in Colombia marched in favor or peace process which the Juan Manuel Santos’ government and FARC rebels will start in Oslo later this month. The possession was organized by an alliance of non-governmental organizations that formed to serve the process. They also asked for a say in the peace process.
Marcha Patriotica group’s activist Javier Cuadros told that this was a demonstration in support of the talk process. With this rally, the NGO is also starting a struggle to blow up the agenda that was agreed upon by Colombia’s Revolutionary Armed Forces and the government.
The agenda was Revolutionary Armed Forces after several secret exploratory meetings in the capital of Cuba. Javier told that the primary negotiation document must be extended to add the grassroots movements’ wishes.
He further added that the mechanisms must be made to let in non-government organizations, communities as well as the people in forming peace, a long lasting peace built from the bottom. Last Thursday, the Norway foreign ministry told that the peace dialogue between the FARC and the government will officially start on 17th October in the Norwegian capital.
Under the Norwegian and Cuban governments’ auspices, the pact establishing a peace process framework was signed on 26th August in Havana. In the peace process, Chile and Venezuela will act as observers; while Norway will be a part of this dialogue as a host nation and a mediator, along with Cuba.