European Union External Action

Statement on the resumption of Colombia peace talks

Bruxelles, 06/05/2018 - 11:09, UNIQUE ID: 180506_2
Statements by the Spokesperson

Statement by the Spokesperson on the resumption of Colombia peace talks

The resumption of the fifth round of peace talks between the Government of Colombia and the ELN in Cuba is a welcome step towards a lasting peace in Colombia. We wish the parties success in working towards a ceasefire, which would significantly improve the humanitarian situation in the areas most affected by conflict. The continued support of the Ecuadorian Government and the other guarantor countries towards peace in Colombia is highly appreciated, as is the Cuban Government's decision to host the next round of talks. The EU is ready to assist in any possible way so that sustainable and durable peace can be achieved, for the benefit of the Colombian people