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  • ELN representative during the Peace Talks process in February.

    ELN representative during the Peace Talks process in February. | Photo: EFE FILE

Published 29 July 2018
Opinion

ELN said it remains committed to advancing the peace talks in order to find a political solution to Colombia's internal armed conflict.

Colombia's National Liberation Army (ELN) sent Saturday a letter to the Episcopal Conference of Colombia to thank them for their support and involvement during the peace talks that started 17 months ago.

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The group also stated that it continues with the commitment to advance the peace talks in order to find a political solution to the internal armed conflict.

"In the ELN we remain fully available to continue these talks in the search for a political solution to the internal conflict, which brings us closer to peace, with the participation of society in this effort," as could be read in the letter to the Episcopal Conference.

Colombia's Foreign Affairs Minister Maria Angela Holguin traveled Saturday to Havana where she will meet with the ELN. This is the last time that ELN and representatives from the government of President Juan Manuel Santos will meet, as his term officially ends on August 7th. ELN also stated that they will be "awaiting the delegates of the government of President Duque." 

In the statement they also demanded that "the State assumes resolved commitments, to neutralize the continued and growing murder of social leaders."

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