The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia-People”s Army (FARC-EP) highlighted today the guarantees and full support of representatives from Norway, Cuba, Venezuela and Chile in the process to establish peace negotiations with the government. In a communiqué to the Colombian people, the guerrillas stressed that the Havana-Oslo-Havana trip made with that objective, went according to plan, from October 16 to 18.

The text explains that according to the agreement with the Colombian government representatives, the program for October 18 was fulfilled.

During the establishment of peace talks in Oslo, the FARC-EP focused especially on the opening ceremony, following the strict order of speeches previously communicated to the FARC-EP peace delegation by their respectable hosts.

The communiqué also said that prior to this event, government spokespersons reiterated in Havana and in Oslo, in formal meetings held in the presence of guarantors and accompanying countries, their promise to allow insurgent spokeswoman Alexandra Narino to come to Havana, Cuba, between October 22 and 26.

“We are still awaiting a full lifting of the warrants against each member of the FARC-EP peace delegation,” they highlighted.

On October 18, the second stage of the peace process between the governmnent of President Juan Manuel Santos and the FARC-EP began, with the establishment of a negotiating table in the Norwegian capital.