Juan Manuel Santos, Colombia‘s president, revealed on Saturday, February 23, that if the peace process with the FARC terrorist group does not advance, the government will withdraw from the talks in La Habana (Cuba).
“As we move forward, we will be satisfied. Without progress, we will leave from the table,” said Colombian leader during a rally in the town of Santa Barbara.
Santos’s comments appear to be a response to the letter sent by the top commander of the FARC, “Timoleon Jimenez” or “Timoshenko” who invited the government to save the peace process.
“What we hope is that we move forward in Cuba to reach agreements. And that if you make peace through agreements, no letters, no expressions, manifestations, but concrete agreements,” informed the head of state.
The chief negotiator of the FARC, Ivan Marquez, said that in the course of the peace talks with the government of Juan Manuel Santos agreements have been drafted documents, according to an interview published Sunday. According to Marquez talks “are going well … We have built at least two or more pages (or pages of paper) agree and that’s a step that had not been achieved in previous processes.”