Secretary-General Welcomes Colombian Agreement on Question of Illicit Drugs

17 May 2014
SG/SM/15849

Secretary-General Welcomes Colombian Agreement on Question of Illicit Drugs

17 May 2014
Secretary-General
SG/SM/15849
Department of Public Information • News and Media Division • New York

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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