UN Secretary General starts his Colombia tour to commemorate fifth anniversary of the Peace Agreement

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On Tuesday, United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres began a visit to Colombia to mark the fifth anniversary of the Peace Agreement.

I'm here to show support and pay honor to the Colombian people, who provide the world with an essential example of peacemaking, he said upon his arrival in the country on Monday night.

In a world where there are so many wars, he underlined the importance of visiting a place where peace is being developed.

Guterres will meet with the Verification Mission as well as representatives from UN agencies, funds, and programs in Colombia during his two-day visit.

Later, Colombian President Ivan Duque and UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres will pay a visit to the former Territorial Space for Training and Reincorporation of Llanogrande in the municipality of Dabeiba in the department of Antioquia.

He will also meet with Rodrigo Londono, president of the Comunes (Commons) party and a signatory to the Agreement.

He will also visit Apartado municipality to learn about the development of the Development Program with a Territorial Approach (PDET) in that Colombian region, as well as to join a peace commemoration ceremony.

In the capital, he will meet with the presidents of the three transitional justice institutions, civil society members, victims of the armed conflict, and former FARC-EP leaders.

Guterres will also attend the 'La Paz is Productive' exposition in Bolivar Square and the celebration of the fifth anniversary of the signing of the Final Peace Agreement, which will be held at the headquarters of Special Jurisdiction for Peace.

Publish : 2021-11-24 14:17:00

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