Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos will discuss the peace deal agreed to with the FARC guerillas during a meeting with U.S. President Barack Obama next week and will present the final text of the deal during the U.N.’s General Assembly.
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Santos is slated to speak at the 71st Session of the U.N. General Assembly on Wednesday, and will meet with Obama after his speech in New York.
"We will discuss the overall situation regarding the peace agreement and how we can contribute to its implementation," Ben Rhodes, deputy national security adviser to the White House, said on Friday.
The Colombian president will also address the U.N. members and explain the process the country went through to achieve a peace agreement that seeks to end the internal armed conflict that has affected the nation for more than 50 years.
"We will go next week to the United Nations, to thank that institution and all those who have supported this process from the beginning," the Colombian president said on Thursday.
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At the 2015 General Assembly, President Santos said "next year, when I return to this Assembly, I will do so, god willing, as President of a Colombia in peace, a reconciled Colombia."
Santos will also participate in a meeting organized by the Global Initiative for Humanitarian Demining in Colombia, created by the U.S. and Norway. The group aims to rid Colombia of landmines as part of the peace agreement.
The peace deal, called the Final Agreement for Ending of the Conflict and Building a Stable and Lasting Peace, will be signed in Cartagena on Sept. 26, and will then be put to a popular vote on Oct. 2.