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Security Council Press Statement on Colombia’s Peace Agreement

The members of the Security Council welcomed the ratification by Colombian
Congress of the new Final Peace Agreement between the Government of Colombia and
the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia – People’s Army (FARC-EP). They
commended the parties for their commitment to bringing an end to the conflict in
Colombia after more than 50 years and congratulated all those who worked
constructively in the consultations over recent weeks to produce a new agreement.
The members of the Security Council welcomed the leadership shown by the
Government of Colombia and the FARC-EP to upholding the ceasefire. They trusted the
parties would continue their positive cooperation and maintain recent momentum to
begin swift implementation of this historic agreement in order to ensure a transition to
peace that benefits all Colombians.
The members of the Security Council recognised the contribution of all parties
involved in Colombia’s peace process, in particular the Republic of Cuba and the
Kingdom of Norway as guarantors, and the Republic of Chile and the Bolivarian
Republic of Venezuela as accompanying countries.
The members of the Security Council recalled their full commitment to the
peace process in the Republic of Colombia, reiterated their determination to support
Colombia’s implementation of the Final Peace Agreement in accordance with resolution
2261 (2016), and looked forward to the-Secretary General’s first 90-day report on
implementation of the mandate of the United Nations Mission in Colombia.

1 December 2016