Gustavo Petro with Carlos Ramón González, director of Dapre, during a dialogue table in Havana, this Friday. Presidency of Colombia
With some suspense, the total peace that Gustavo Petro pursues for Colombia finally has its first great milestone. His government has signed this Friday in Havana, with a day of delay, an unprecedented six-month ceasefire with the ELN guerrillas, waiting for a definitive truce that relieves the communities that have suffered the most from the rigors of a war of more than half a century.
The agreed cessation has progressive phases. The enlistment stage is immediate, then the end of offensive operations begins on July 6 until reaching a full validity, of 180 days, from August 3. Monitoring and verification mechanisms will be installed in the coming days and weeks, so that the truce with the last guerrilla in arms should be underway throughout Colombian territory for the remainder of 2023.
Gustavo Petro heads a dialogue table with representatives of the ELN, in Havana, this Friday. Presidency of Colombia
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