BOGOTÁ, Colombia – The Colombia government will not agree to a ceasefire with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), President Juan Manuel Santos said on July 27, a day before the resumption of peace talks.

Santos reiterated that fighting the FARC will remain among his top priorities until a truce is reached.

“If we let down our guard, there will be no incentive to wrap up the conflict in the foreseeable future,” he said.

Colombia’s conflict, which also involves other guerrilla groups such as the National Liberation Army and narco-trafficking organizations, has left more than 3.7 million displaced, 600,000 dead and 15,000 missing since it started in 1964.

Source: Inforsurhoy