Published On: Thu, Feb 13th, 2014

‘Timochenko’ should join peace talks: Representitive

The Co-Chair of the Peace Committee in the Colombian House of Representatives proposed Wednesday that the FARC military commander be present in peace dialogues.

According to the official website for the Andean nation’s House of Representatives, Juan Carlos Martinez Gutierrez said that “the time has arrived to put the foot to the accelerator in the process and I deign that the highest leader of the FARC (Timochenko) is at the negotiation table so that the negotiations take a definitive course towards being signed.”

The representative added that previous peace dialogues with the FARC over the last 30 years have not included acting leaders of the oldest rebel group in Colombia.

Martinez then said he invited the “government and negotiators to look at the possibility of allowing the safe conduct of Timochenko” to the peace talks in Havana, Cuba “because we need a message to the citizens without doubt on the real intentions of the guerillas and the presence of Timochenko would be definitive.”

Martinez ended saying that strict time limits should not be set on the peace talks but that “general interest” would have the peace talks signed this year.

MORE: Timochenko

Rodrigo Londoño Echeverry known by the alias “Timochenko” is the third supreme leader of the FARC in almost 50 years of the group’s existence.  He was elected by the FARC’s secretariat or seven man ruling body following the killing of the previous leader, Alfonso Cano, in 2011.

Sources

The post ‘Timochenko’ should join peace talks: Representitive appeared first on Colombia News | Colombia Reports.


For website development, online marketing and promotion,
check out The Q Media


If you enjoyed this piece, please SHARE IT so other readers can find it and enjoy it.

Recent Posts

TCO bottom

July 27, 2016, Comments Off on TCO bottom

TCO Bottom2

July 27, 2016, Comments Off on TCO Bottom2

TCO Sidebar

July 27, 2016, Comments Off on TCO Sidebar
135536323_1469361428286_title0h

What’s in a name? Colombia vs Columbia (Video)

July 25, 2016, Comments Off on What’s in a name? Colombia vs Columbia (Video)
Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, an Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations and the Executive Director of UN Women, speaks during a press conference at the Convention Palace in Havana, on July 24, 2016. Photo Yamil Lage, AFP

Colombian women, LGBT victims stand to get equal ‘peace rights’

July 25, 2016, Comments Off on Colombian women, LGBT victims stand to get equal ‘peace rights’
Daniel Barrera being escorted by the police in Colombia in 2013 for his extradition to the United States. Luis Acosta/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images

Colombian Drug Lord, Seeking Leniency, Said He Tried to Assist the United States

July 25, 2016, Comments Off on Colombian Drug Lord, Seeking Leniency, Said He Tried to Assist the United States
1429872882

Colombia cuts ribbon on Latin America’s first large tire recycling plant

July 25, 2016, Comments Off on Colombia cuts ribbon on Latin America’s first large tire recycling plant
emv-payment-solutions-1

Bancolombia and First Data team up for payments innovation

July 25, 2016, Comments Off on Bancolombia and First Data team up for payments innovation
Sheik Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani is Qatar's Emir

Emir of Qatar to Visit Colombia

July 25, 2016, Comments Off on Emir of Qatar to Visit Colombia
Maria Angela Holguin

Venezuelans’ shopping sprees in Colombia are over: Minister

July 19, 2016, Comments Off on Venezuelans’ shopping sprees in Colombia are over: Minister
colombia-truckers-strike

US Issues Security Warning Over Colombia Truckers Strike

July 18, 2016, Comments Off on US Issues Security Warning Over Colombia Truckers Strike
Party in Colombia