The head of the National Liberation Army, ELN, Antonio Garcíahighlighted that the visit of the delegation of the government of Gustavo Petro to Cubais an important step to resume the peace negotiations that were frustrated in the previous government.
This was stated this holiday Monday by the guerrilla chief, who has been living in Havana for five years. In a message from Twitter He maintained that: “The visit of the Colombian government to Havana, to recognize the role of Cuba, lacerated by the clumsiness of Duque, and at the same time to exchange with the ELN Delegation, is an important step to start the path that should lead us to the resumption of the peace process.
Last Friday from Havana Cubathe High Commissioner for Peace, Danilo Rueda, reported that the National Liberation Army (ELN) expressed its interest in resuming the peace talks with the Government of Colombia.
“The delegation has announced that the ELN will take the necessary steps to resume the talks. The parties agree on the need to restart a dialogue process with facts that show Colombian society and the world that this will is real,” said Rueda while reading a statement.
The high commissioner assured that both the Colombian government and the armed group have the search for peace as their main interest.
“We confirm that the ELN shares the Colombian government’s will for peace, that it listens to voices, from multiple sectors of society, that from the territories and various instances are calling for a negotiated solution to the armed conflict,” said Rueda.