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Secretary-General Welcomes Colombian Agreement on Question of Illicit Drugs
The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon:
The Secretary-General welcomes the agreement reached in Havana on 16 May between the Colombian Government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia on the subject of illicit drugs. A stepped-up effort under this agreement to bring alternative development to regions plagued by illicit crops should mean a better life for many Colombians and help counter the crime and violence associated with the trade in illegal narcotics.
The Secretary-General commends the parties and encourages them to maintain the momentum in the peace talks.
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