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Government of Colombia and FARC dissidents of Iván Márquez will talk in Caracas

The first cycle of negotiations will be brought forward from June 25 to 29 to agree on the specific topics of the announced points and the negotiation protocols

The Colombian Government and the Second Marquetalia, the FARC dissident of Iván Márquez, announced this Tuesday that they will establish the first cycle of peace negotiations on June 24 in Caracas.

“The installation of the Peace Dialogue Table will take place in Caracas on June 24, 2024. The first cycle of negotiations will be brought forward from June 25 to 29 to agree on the specific topics of the announced points and the negotiation protocols. The negotiation cycles will be one week, extendable by mutual agreement, with intervals not exceeding 30 business days," the parties stated in an agreement, reports the EFE agency.

The document is signed by Colombia's peace commissioner, Otty Patiño, and by 'Márquez', who was chief negotiator in the dialogues between the Government and the former FARC guerrilla that led to the signing of the 2016 peace agreement. .

There the parties agreed that the agenda of the dialogues will have as basic points the "de-escalation of the conflict and readiness of the territories of peace", the "construction of territories of peace", the "victims as a transforming social subject", some "conditions for peaceful coexistence” and “implementation and verification”.

The Government and the Second Marquetalia "will be guided by the principle 'agreed agreement, agreement fulfilled', which includes design, start-up, implementation and compliance verification."

The meeting in which the start of peace negotiations was agreed took place on Monday and Tuesday in Venezuela and was attended by, in addition to Patiño and Márquez, the heads of the Government's negotiating delegations in these dialogues, Armando Novoa, and the Second Marquetalia, alias 'Walter Mendoza'.

There were also representatives from the governments of Cuba, Norway and Venezuela, as well as the United Nations and the Episcopal Conference of Colombia.

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