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Cuba welcomes accords between Colombian government and rebel group

Havana, June 30 (Prensa Latina) Cuba welcomes measures agreed between the Government of Colombia and the rebel armed organization Second Marquetalia, in the first cycle of this Roundtable of Dialogues, Foreign Minister Bruno Rodríguez expressed today.

On social network X, the highest representative of Cuban diplomacy, assured that the Caribbean nation maintains its commitment to peace in Colombia.

The delegations of the Government of Colombia and the Second Marquetalia agreed on a plan of measures to advance in de-escalating the armed conflict and in the search for peace in the first cycle of negotiations that concluded the day before in Caracas, Venezuela.

A joint statement highlights that the parties agreed on the formation of a technical subcommittee, to which the companions and guarantors of Cuba, Norway and Venezuela will be invited, along with representatives of the Episcopal Conference and the United Nations.

This group is in charge of establishing “georeferencing in the municipalities, townships and villages, where the Second Marquetalia-Bolivarian Army has a presence,” and must present its report to the Dialogue Table on July 15.

The document also announced the holding of a meeting no later than July 20 with the communities of Tumaco, Nariño, and representatives of the dialogue delegations, to present a de-escalation agreement.

The note specified that the “National Government will guarantee the necessary security measures for the holding of this meeting,” while the guerrilla committed to “not remain armed or uniformed in municipal capitals and urban centers or on primary and secondary land and river routes”.

The armed group also made a commitment to hand over the “people it has detained, and to respect and guarantee the civilian population,” especially to the communities of constitutional protection in the territories of presence of the Second Marquetalia.

The parties also agreed to develop a set of early distribution measures for “reparation of victims of the conflict in areas where territorial transformation activities for peace are carried out,” in addition to prioritizing comprehensive agrarian reform and land restitution programs.

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