Tuesday, December 25, 2012
Colombian leader "cautiously optimistic" about peace talks
President Juan Manuel Santos Monday voiced confidence that Colombia's 50 years of armed conflicts could stop next year, and said he was "cautiously optimistic" about ongoing peace talks.
The negotiation with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) guerrilla group should proceed with caution and even some skepticism, due to the failure of earlier attempts of its kind, he told radio network RCN.
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The previous round of peace talks started in 1999 and broke down three years later.
Santos, however, said the conditions for a successful outcome to the talks were better.
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Santos said he was confident the armed conflict would end in 2013, but highlighted the complexity of the negotiations, saying "nothing is agreed
The new round of peace talks began in October and has been organized with the help of Norway,carbon fabriccomposite resin Cuba, Venezuela and Chile.