MEPs welcome this new stage of peace building in Colombia and call for the participation of civil society in it. MEPs also call for the prompt start and advancement of negotiations with the National Liberation Army, ELN.
On 30 March 2016, the Colombian government and the National Liberation Army (Ejército de Liberación Nacional – ELN) jointly announced the beginning of the public stage of peace talks, following more than two years of negotiations behind closed doors.
On 23 June 2016, the Colombian Government and the Armed Revolutionary Forces of Colombia (Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia – FARC) jointly announced a permanent, bilateral ceasefire, bringing to an end the armed conflict, which has raged betwee
On 30 March 2016, the Colombian Government and the National Liberation Army (el Ejército de Liberación Nacional -ELN) jointly announced the beginning of the public phase of peace talks, following more than two years of closed-door negotiations.