New York

26 May 2013

Statement attributable to the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General on Colombia

The Secretary-General welcomes the announcement that the Government of Colombia and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC-EP) have today reached agreement on the first agenda item in the peace talks being held in Havana, namely, Rural Development.  This is a significant achievement and an important step forward. He wishes both delegations further success in their efforts to reach agreement on the remaining issues and to put an end to Colombia’s long conflict.