Colombia – Resumption of attacks by ELN rebels (11 January 2018)

France condemns the resumption of attacks by ELN rebels, just a few hours after the ceasefire ended; the ceasefire had been in effect since October 1 and had led to an improvement in the humanitarian situation in several areas of the country.

France calls on the parties to resume the negotiations as swiftly as possible in order to agree on a new ceasefire and to make progress toward a peace agreement.

It will pursue its commitment to the peace process in Colombia, both at the bilateral level, notably through the work of the French Development Agency, and within the framework of EU and UN initiatives.

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