Colombia’s Santos laments Hugo Chávez’s death

Posted on Mar 6 2013 - 1:07am by Editor
“The best tribute we can pay to the memory of Hugo Chávez is to fulfill that dream he shared with us: reaching an agreement to put an end to the conflict and to see a peaceful Colombia. He said that was what he (Liberator Simón) Bolívar wanted, and he was absolutely right,” said the president of Colombia
(Left to right) Colombia's Juan Manuel Santos with US State Secretary Hillary Clinton, Chile's Salvador Piñera and Venezuela's Chávez (Photo: AP)

(Left to right) Colombia’s Juan Manuel Santos with US State Secretary Hillary Clinton, Chile’s Salvador Piñera and Venezuela’s Chávez (Photo: AP)

President  Juan Manuel Santos on Tuesday regretted the death of his Venezuelan counterpart, Hugo Chávez, to whom he attributed the progress made in the peace process between the government and the rebel Colombian Revolutionary Armed Forces (FARC.)

“Thanks to his dedication and tireless commitment” progress has been made “in a sound peace process,” Santos said in a televised public statement, Efe reported.

“The best tribute we can pay to the memory of Hugo Chávez is to fulfill that dream he shared with us: reaching an agreement to put an end to the conflict and to see a peaceful Colombia. He said that was what he (Liberator Simón) Bolívar wanted, and he was absolutely right,” said the president of Colombia.