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Colombian president asks for aid to finalize Peace Agreement

Bogotá, Jul 10 (Prensa Latina) President Gustavo Petro asked the international community to help Colombia finalize the agreement signed between the Government and the defunct Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia-People's Army (FARC-EP).

“We ask that world that is thinking about war to help Colombia’s peace, because I believe that by helping peace in Colombia, you help peace of the world. There is also a peace laboratory. We are testing the weapons of peace,” Petro stated.

“The Peace Agreement cannot be fulfilled only by counting on national forces, with national power, but issues such as the Amazon jungle or cocaine have an international connection,” the president said.

He added that to date, the balance of this process is bittersweet, as some issues were achieved, but others were not, and that within them there is an aspect related to the world outside of Colombia.

“It is not abdicating our own responsibility, but it is accepting that violence does not have an exclusively intrinsic cause, but it also depends on what happens in the world,” Petro commented.

According to the head of State, while Colombia talks about peace, the world talks about war. “When we go to speak to the United Nations High Security Council, we find countries that are at war with each other, that do not see themselves as allies, that are playing the global game of war,” he stated.

Coinciding with Petro’s speech, United Nations Secretary General António Guterres released a report revealing that Colombia’s peace process shows significant results and lays the foundations for further progress.

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