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Peace is closer than ever in Colombia. The announcement by President Santos and the head of the FARC negotiating team of an agreement on transitional justice and the six month timeline to a final deal is a decisive step forward.
This is a moment to seize by the people of Colombia, the parties to the conflict and the international community. I congratulate all Colombian parties involved in the negotiations, as well Cuba and Norway as facilitators, for reaching an important milestone agreement.
The commitment of all parties involved is crucial in ensuring effective and credible justice for the victims of the conflict. This will be an essential element to help heal the wounds of violence and build effective and sustainable peace.
The EU reiterates its support for Colombia's on-going efforts to put an end to the internal conflict. We are ready to support all Colombians as they address the challenges and seize the opportunities that will arise from the implementation of a peace agreement.