France welcomes Colombia’s new peace agreement
Colombia – New agreement with the FARC to give peace a second chance – Statement by M. Jean-Marc Ayrault, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Development
Paris, 13 November 2016
France welcomes the fact that the Colombian government and the FARC [Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia] have been able to reach a new peace agreement, following the consultative referendum in which voters rejected a previous version.
It commends the efforts of all parties to achieve this result, which restores hope for achieving lasting peace for the benefit of all Colombians.
France will stand alongside President Santos, the government and the Colombian people in order to help make this prospect a reality./.