Colombia – Awarding of the Nobel Peace Prize to Juan Manuel Santos – Statement by the minister of foreign affairs and international development (October 7, 2016)

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France welcomes the awarding of the Nobel Peace Prize to Juan Manuel Santos, President of Colombia, for his resolute action to promote peace in his country.

This award recognizes President Santos’s courage in choosing the path of dialogue in order to restore peace in Colombia. It serves as an incentive to continue on this path following the referendum on October 2.

I warmly congratulate President Santos. France stands more than ever alongside Colombia in its efforts to achieve peace.