FARC asks for patience in peace talks with Colombian government

Source:Xinhua Published: 2013-4-29 8:22:05

The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) guerrilla group Sunday asked for patience in peace talks with the government of President Juan Manuel Santos currently held in Havana.

On Sunday before entering Havana's Convention Center to begin the peace-talk session, Andres Paris, a member of FARC delegation, said "do not be blinded by the eagerness to show results in the shortest time."

Paris also said "an expressway process is the fastest way to failure" referring to a recent statement where the government said this is a process that cannot be indefinitely extended.

The FARC's delegate added that the civil society forum that began Sunday in Bogota to discuss FARC's political participation has to consider the sense of the ethnic, racial, gender and sexual diversity minorities as well as of the poor majority.

The Colombian government and the FARC guerrilla group are currently discussing the land problem, the first issue of a five- point agenda which also includes political participation of the rebel group, the end of the armed conflict, the solution to drug trafficking, the rights of the victims and the monitoring mechanisms to verify the agreements.

This is the sixth round of talks between the government and the rebel guerrilla group, which began last November with Cuba and Norway as guarantor countries and Venezuela and Chile as accompanying countries.
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