Colombia negotiator: New cease-fire still not out of reach

Posted by on January 11, 2018 9:41 pm
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BOGOTA, Colombia — Colombia’s chief government negotiator in peace talks with the nation’s last remaining rebel group said Thursday officials are still committed to reaching a new cease-fire agreement despite fresh guerrilla attacks that put a pause on the dialogue.

In a televised address, Gustavo Bell said both sides will need to act quickly because part of the United Nations commission overseeing the prior, temporary bilateral cease-fire that ended Tuesday has already begun to disband.

Bell added that the government’s willingness to reach a new cease-fire agreement requires demonstration of “unequivocal acts of peace.”

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