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3 Nov 2016 | Commentary

Members of Congress Encourage Secretary Kerry to Remain Engage in Colombia’s Peace Process

In a letter to Secretary of State, John Kerry, members of Congress encouraged the Secretary and the U.S. Special Envoy on Colombia to urge all actors to place the “greater good of Colombia above party or point of view,” and  to quickly achieve consensus on a final version of the agreement.

In particular, the letter emphasizes maintaining the negotiation’s focus on victims and expresses regret that new actors to discussions on how to modify the peace accords as a result of the failed October 2nd plebiscite have not undergone the “transformative experience” of the government and guerrilla negotiating teams that occurred from their direct interaction with victims’ delegations.

To view the letter please click here.