Colombia’s FARC ready for peace: top commander
HAVANA - Agence France-PresseFARC militants are determined to reach a deal when they meet with Colombian officials in Norway next month to negotiate an end to their decades-long insurgency, a senior commander said Sept. 15.
Ricardo Tellez, often described as the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia’s “minister of foreign affairs,” is one of five militant negotiators seeking to reach a peace deal with the government of President Juan Manuel Santos. In an exclusive interview, Tellez said that “what we believe is that the war has to be put to an end.”
“That is our objective,” added the senior militant. The first round of peace talks is set to open in Oslo on Oct. 8.