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Petro and Guterres held talks on peace and drug policy

United Nations, Sep 18 (Prensa Latina) The Secretary-General of the United Nations (SGUN) Antonio Guterres held talks Monday with President Gustavo Petro and praised Colombia for its commitment to build peace.

In that sense, the current Colombian government has as a transversal axis to achieve full peace. Hence, Petro’s administration conducts a peaceful policy to advance in the talks with the National Liberation Army (ELN), keeping up a socio-legal dialogue with urban structures and a peace table with the EMC-FARC is almost imminent.

Likewise, the Security Council at its August 2 meeting reaffirmed its full commitment to the peace process in Colombia, and highlighted its resolution extending the mandate of the United Nations Verification Mission in the country.

The two officials further debated on the fight against illicit drugs, including the importance of exploring new approaches, as well as migration and regional issues.

Petro’s government is working on the construction of a new drug policy, which will revolve around four axes: care for life, the environment, human rights and the prosecution of drug trafficking networks.

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