FARC Postpones Peace Talks

By Dialogo
October 03, 2012

Peace talks between the government of Juan Manuel Santos and the FARC will start on October 15, as announced by the guerrilla rebels in a brief statement released to journalists in Havana, on October 1.

“The national government and the FARC would like to announce, nationwide and worldwide, that after a meeting between technical teams of both parties, it was agreed that the peace talks will be further postponed to October 15, 2012, and that a public announcement will be made on October 17, in Oslo, Norway,” said the statement.

The negotiations, aimed at paving the way for a potential peace agreement, were initially scheduled for October 8, in the Norwegian capital, previously announced by representatives for the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) in the Cuban capital.

Afterwards, peace negotiations will continue in Havana, since Cuba and Norway are the guarantor countries in the peace process.