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President of Colombia will go to the UN to analyze Peace Agreement

Bogotá, July 10 (Prensa Latina) The president of Colombia, Gustavo Petro, will travel today to the UN headquarters in New York, to participate in the presentation of the analysis on the implementation of the 2016 Peace Agreement, an official source reported.

The visit of the president coincides with the presentation that Carlos Ruiz, head of the United Nations Verification Mission in Colombia, will make of the Report for the second quarter of 2024 before the maximum Security Council.

A note released by the presidency also reported that for the first time the head of state will present his own assessment as a high contracting party to the Peace Agreement.

According to what the Foreign Minister, Luis Gilberto Murillo, told the media yesterday, more than 30 government entities and also the other high contracting party participated in the preparation of the document that Colombia will present: the extinct Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia-People’s Army (FARC-EP).

“We held several technical tables with National Planning and the Foreign Ministry. This report develops a new strategic framework for Total Peace, under three axes that we are reviewing: Agrarian Reform, the transformation of the territory and the clarification of the complete judicial truth,” said the Minister of Foreign Affairs.

He explained that although this has been the Government that has made the most progress in the implementation of the 2016 Agreement, there are “serious obstacles that must be removed.”

He then reported that President Petro will present to the Security Council a shock plan for the next two years, with some extraordinary and other emergency measures, to advance implementation.

“We are also proposing an adjustment to the strategic implementation framework that was designed for 15 years, and to consider very seriously the possibility of extending the implementation period of that framework plan,” revealed the head of diplomacy.

Before the Security Council, the chancellor added, President Petro will ratify the will to comply with the 2016 Peace Agreement, expressed in the unilateral declaration of State that Colombia deposited with the UN.

As part of his agenda to be carried out in New York, Petro plans to meet with UN Secretary General António Guterres, and will go, together with spokespersons from the Comunes party, to the inauguration of the Kusikawsay Monument (peaceful and happy life in the Quechua language), which was done with the foundry of weapons that were in the hands of the former FARC-EP.