The Cuban Ministry of Foreign Affairs supported the agreement reached on Monday between the Colombian government and the National Liberation Army (ELN), as a result of talks held in recent months.
In a statement about the talks, in which Cuba participated as Guarantor, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs stressed last night that this step will allow to reach and start the public table talks between the two sides in Quito, Ecuador, on October 27, 2016.
This represents a new step forward in the efforts to achieve peace in Colombia.
The two sides also reaffirmed that Cuba is one of the countries that will act as Guarantor and Headquarters in that negotiation table.
In this regard, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs reiterated Cuba's firm commitment to the end of the armed conflict and the construction of a stable and lasting peace in Colombia.
In this context, it will continue contributing as much as possible, at the request of the two sides, to the achievement of a final agreement between the Colombian government and the National Liberation Army.