Statement by Minster Flanagan on Colombian peace process1/12/16
Statement by Minster Flanagan on Colombian peace process
The Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Charles Flanagan TD, has expressed Ireland’s support for continued efforts to end a 52-year conflict between the Government of Colombia and the FARC (Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia) guerrilla movement.
Speaking from Paris, he said:
‘Ireland supports Colombia in its efforts to end more than half a century of conflict and ensure a better future for its citizens.
‘We know from our own experience that achieving peace is far from straightforward and I urge all parties to this process to continue to ensure their focus remains on their ultimate objective of improving the lives of the Colombian people.'
01 December 2016