Colombian Congress endorses peace agreement with FARC

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Bogota, Dec 1 (IANS) The Colombian Congress has endorsed last month’s peace agreement with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) by an absolute majority.

The deal that was signed on November 24 was endorsed by the House of Representatives of Colombia on Wednesday evening. It was earlier approved by the Senate, Efe news reported.

With 130 votes in favour, the house plenary endorsed the second peace accord reached by the parties to end 52 years of armed conflict, removing the last hurdle to proceed with its implementation.

“Gratitude to Congress for historic support of the hope for peace of the Colombians,” Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos tweeted.



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