The mission of the Colombian government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) reported yesterday, Sunday May 26, in La Habana (Cuba) that they have reached an agreement on the first point of their negotiation agenda. This decision is considered a historic step it could take to finish a 50-year conflict.
After six months of talks, representatives of the Colombian government and the FARC solved one of the great discord in armed conflict: the agrarian problem.
“The agreement will be (the) beginning of a radical transformation of the field,” said a joint statement by the two delegations, which was read by the Cuban diplomat Carlos Fernandez.
Although no details were given on the signed document, the statement referred to certain elements addressed by the agreement, such as access to land, the formalization of property, reserve areas and infrastructure to develop in the field.
In Bogota (Colombia), Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos said via his Twitter account: “We welcome, indeed, this fundamental step in La Habana to a full agreement to end a conflict of half a century,” he said. “We will continue the process with care and responsibility,” he added.