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Uribe meets ELN to discuss continuation of peace talks

April 3rd, 2008 · 2 Comments

eln_flag.jpgColombian President Álvaro Uribe will meet with ‘Fransisco Galán’, spokesman of the National Liberation Army (ELN), one of Colombia’s leftist rebel groups. Uribe and Galán will meet Thursday to discuss the suspended peace process, Colombian W Radio reports.

Galán, whose real name is Gerardo Bermúdez, was allowed to leave prison last year to facilitate peace talks between the rebels and the Colombian government. “The government also suspended the arrest warrants on four ELN members to enable them as facilitators of peace, but so far there’s been no progress,” Uribe said.

Uribe now wants to hear Galán why so little has happened after the suspension of peace talks held in the Cuban capital Havana last year.

On August 30, 2007 the ELN said that in the statement the dialogues in Havana ended without agreement because of “two different conceptions of peace and methods get to it.”

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