“War is over” as Colombian Government signed peace deal with FARC to end the war
Ending to a half century of conflict with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), which killed more than 220,000 and displaced millions, Colombia’s Government signed a peace deal on Wednesday.
Showing his happiness, President Juan Manuel Santos called the deal, “the beginning of the end to the suffering, pain and tragedy of war. War is over”
The head of the Colombian delegation, Humberto de la Calle, and the chief Farc negotiator, Ivan Marquez, signed the agreement at a ceremony in Cuba.
“We have reached our goal,” said Mr de la Calle, head of the Colombian delegation. “The war is over but also there is also a new beginning. This agreement opens the door to a more inclusive society,” he added.
“This is a historic moment and I wanted to share it with other people,” said Bogota resident Andrés García, who was among the people gathered in a central Bogota square to watch the announcement live on a large screen.