Delegation of the European Union to Colombia

Press release on HR/VP Federica Mogherini's meeting with the FARC

Bruxelles, 13/06/2017 - 17:48, UNIQUE ID: 170613_24
Press releases

Press release on HR/VP Federica Mogherini's meeting with the FARC

The High Representative  Mogherini met today, at their request, FARC representatives participating in the annual global retreat of the Oslo Forum in Norway. The HRVP reiterated the EU's firm political and financial commitment and support for the implementation of the Colombian Peace Agreement, which is not only critical to restore peace in Colombia after decades of conflict but is also an example for the entire world showing that reconciliation can be achieved trough dialogue.

With courage, vision and political will, the parties have agreed to fully implement the provision of the agreement and they are expected now to deliver. On their side, the FARC are expected to promptly complete the laying down of arms.

The European Union will bring forward its commitments to contribuite to build trust among the parties and concrete dividends of peace to the Colombian people. HRVP Mogherini confirmed to the FARC representatives that personally and through her Special Envoy for the peace process in Colombia, Mr. Eamon Gilmore, she will keep reaching out to all relevant interlocutors in Colombia and with Colombia’s international partners.