In the space The President informs, the Head of State maintained that the country will not be guarantor of the dialogues, while the ELN continues with the violence.
President Lenin Moreno reiterated the decision that Ecuador will not be a guarantor in the process of peace dialogue between the Colombian government and the National Liberation Army (ELN). In the space The President informs of the Mondays, the Head of State maintained that the decision took it after the events occurred in the northern border and also by acts of violence attributed to the irregular group in the territory of the neighboring country.
“I think that enough time has passed for the guerrilla group to give a clear signal of their desire to sign peace, stopping their terrorist activities, such as explosions and kidnappings; they have not done it, “said the President.
In that sense, he emphasized that the Government will not be part of this process, while the irregular group continues with the violence actions, which, considered, “absolutely unacceptable.”
In relation to the ELN delegates who left the country, he described the event as a sign that “they did not want to commit themselves”. “It is not possible to discuss peace in international forums while they continue to shoot,” he reiterated, at the same time that he expressed his wishes for Colombia to achieve peace as soon as possible.
Regarding security on the northern border, he noted that surveillance and control have been strengthened. “We have highlighted our best staff and resources to ensure peace and tranquility.” Once again, he expressed his solidarity with the population of the national boundaries in San Lorenzo and Mataje, who “have suffered moments of terror”.
He assured that the Government will not leave them alone and that health, education and development programs will arrive, as well as production to combat poverty. Unpublished Program In another topic, the Head of State announced that this April 24, a national program of financing for research will be presented, aimed at generators and managers of knowledge related to science, technology, innovation and ancestral knowledge.
In this project the higher education and research institutes of the country may participate. For this purpose, $ 5 million will be invested to finance individual and corporate research purposes. “We are committed to strengthening scientific research, which contributes to national development.” (I)