Venezuela Welcomes Colombian State-Segunda Marquetalia Peace Talks

The Bolivarian government reiterated its commitment to the consolidation of Latin America as a peace zone.

On Monday, the Venezuelan Foreign Affairs Minister Yvan Gil issued a statement congratulating the Caracas-based peace dialogue process between the Colombian state and the Second Marquetalia guerrilla.

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During this week, representatives of the negotiating parties plan to address specific topics on the dialogue agenda, define negotiation protocols, and announce measures to de-escalate the conflict. While the Colombian government delegation is headed by former judge Armando Novoa, the Second Marquetalia negotiators are headed by combatant Walter Mendoza.

Below is the statement issued today by the Venezuelan Foreign Affairs Ministry:

“Venezuelan Constitutional President Nicolas Maduro and the Bolivarian government and people express their satisfaction with the start of the peace dialogue between the government of the Republic of Colombia and the Segunda Marquetalia, a process which is part of the Total Peace Policy promoted by President Gustavo Petro.

Today, on June 24th, the Venezuelan people, faithful to the legacy of the Liberator Simon Bolivar and Commander Hugo Chavez, within the framework of the celebration of the 203rd anniversary of the Battle of Carabobo, a glorious feat that forged our homeland’s independence, express their unwavering support for all initiatives and actions leading to peace in Colombia.

It also extends a warm welcome to the delegations of the Colombian government and the Segunda Marquetalia, as well as to the representatives of the governments of the Republic of Cuba and the Kingdom of Norway, which, along with Venezuela, are participating as guarantor countries, and to the accompanying institutions of this dialogue table.

As the host of this first cycle of negotiations, Venezuela takes the opportunity to reiterate its commitment to continue working vigorously for the reconciliation of our beloved Colombia and to make our Latin America and the Caribbean a territory of peace, unity, and prosperity.”

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