Hollande Meets With FARC Rebels
Hollande Meets With FARC Rebels

Hollande Meets With FARC Rebels

Hollande Meets With FARC Rebels

French President François Hollande met with leaders of Colombia's largest rebel movement Tuesday in an area where guerrillas will soon begin turning over weapons as part of a historic peace deal. Hollande, accompanied by President Juan Manuel Santos, visited a rural camp in southern Colombia run by the United Nations. While there, Santos and top Colombian officials explained how some 7,000 guerrillas belonging to the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia are supposed to disarm over the coming months and begin their transition back to civilian life, AP reported. The visit, the first to Colombia by a French head of state in 28 years, included a private meeting with representatives of the FARC; including a member of the group's ruling secretariat whose nom de guerre is Pablo Catatumbo. Hollande expressed support for the peace deal, calling it a model for resolving conflicts around the world. "The disarming and demobilization is not reversible," Hollande told journalists. More than 350 United Nations observers from several Latin American nations are spread out at 26 locations across Colombia preparing for the FARC's demobilization.


Short URL : https://goo.gl/UQEUXE
  1. https://goo.gl/7c8uHv
  • https://goo.gl/ksoSYp
  • https://goo.gl/T9QYVY
  • https://goo.gl/sOCpJR
  • https://goo.gl/ZAGHig

You can also read ...

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un (L) met South Korean President Moon Jae-in for a historic border summit in April.
South Korean President Moon Jae-in said on Wednesday his visit...
The collapsed Morandi Bridge is seen in the Italian port city of Genoa, Italy, on August 15.
Rescue workers combed through the rubble of Italy’s bridge...
Saudi-UAE Air Raids Target Yemen’s Hodaida
Saudi-UAE coalition airstrikes on Yemen’s Hodaida province...
Bolton to Meet Russian  Counterpart in Switzerland
US National security adviser John Bolton will travel to Geneva...
Ghazni Residents Emerge After Taliban Pushed From City
Afghan forces appeared to have finally pushed Taliban fighters...
Pennsylvania Priests Abused Over 1,000 Children
Hundreds of Roman Catholic priests in Pennsylvania molested...
Westminster Crash Terror Suspect Named
The man being held on suspicion of terrorism after the...

Add new comment

Read our comment policy before posting your viewpoints