Today I called President Santos of Colombia to discuss the way forward of the Peace Agreement after the results of the Plebiscite on the Final Peace Agreement signed in Cartagena de Indias on 26 September. The European Union respects the sovereign choice of the Colombian people. It is now for all sides in Colombia to unite and find the path that can lead the country to peace.
The European Union has always been a strong supporter of peace in Colombia, and will continue to encourage, accompany and support all steps towards a sustainable solution, to secure a permanent end to violence and bring peace and prosperity to all Colombians.
Colombia is one of the EU's closest partners in Latin America and we remain fully committed to this partnership. We trust that Colombia will continue on its path towards achieve lasting peace, with the full commitment of all parties.