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Colombia is closer to peace: Santos

Friday, September 26, 2014

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos said at the U.N. General Assembly meeting that the Andean nation is "closer than ever" to bringing an end to its decades-old armed conflict.

"I can tell the international community that we're closer than ever to achieving peace. The process in Havana with the FARC leftist guerrillas has been serious, realistic, honorable and effective, and there has been concrete progress," Santos said in a speech.

The remaining items on the agenda of the peace talks, which began in late 2012 in the Cuban capital, are reparations to victims, the demobilization of rebel fighters and the implementation of the peace deal, which would have to be approved in a popular referendum.

Source: Efe