Bogota -Colombian press media today highlighted what they call early progress in the peace process, with the announcement of the implementation of a space for civil society participation in the roundtable in Cuba between the government and FARC-EP.

According to a joint statement released today, the Forum will be held in the Colombian capital, from 17 to 19 December, with a central theme: comprehensive agricultural development, which is the first point of discussion in the agenda agreed between the parties.

The table, detailed the document, which aims to seek an end to the armed conflict in the country that endures half a century, asked the United Nations (UN) representation in Colombia and the Center of Thought and Monitoring of the Peace Dialogue in the National University, to organize and serve as rapporteurs of the discussions, the results of which will come to the negotiating teams on January 8, 2013.

The news has been welcomed by radio stations and newspapers, and especially for youth sectors, for whom peace is a common desire, which they yearn to see materialized in tangible and real form.

It is true that the talks slightly delay, but it’s worth, told Prensa Latina Alba Lucia Recaredo, a student at the University of Los Andes, who says that her opinion is a reflection of the point of view of her colleagues.

We want a peace, she said, that eradicate the corruption and inequities suffered by a broad strata of the population. A peace that we breathe as we please, without restrictions, she said.

Meanwhile, the Constitutional Court judge, Carlos Gaviria, reiterated that the negotiation of a peace process is never easy, but more importantly, in this case, is that the parties do not leave the table until reaching a conclusion.

It is essential, he said, to remain calm and quiet, and sign agreements in the themes in which they are progressing.

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