July 15, 2024

The delegations of the Authorities of Colombia and the guerrilla of the Nationwide Liberation Military (ELN) have begun on Monday the fourth cycle of peace negotiations in Caracas, Venezuela, centered on the civilian inhabitants affected by the battle.

The consultant of the Colombian Authorities delegation, Otty Patino, burdened that in this fourth cycle, which can final till September 4, the events will start “to pay attention reside and on to the voices of the victims.”

For his half, the consultant of the ELN delegation, Pablo Beltran, has assured that there’s a conviction to realize a political resolution to the battle, for which he has urged to proceed working so that there’s “extra confidence of Colombian society” within the course of, has picked up Radio Caracol.

The Authorities and the guerrillas resumed talks in November 2022 as a part of the whole peace plan introduced by the President of Colombia, Gustavo Petro, initially reaching sure humanitarian aid in among the areas hardest hit by the armed battle.

Already in February 2023 and after the ELN denied {that a} bilateral ceasefire had been reached, the second cycle was held in Mexico Metropolis, the place the Authorities agreed to acknowledge the guerrillas as a “insurgent armed group” and “advances” in direction of the long-awaited truce.

Lastly, after an extension of the third interval of dialogue, on July 15, 9 paperwork agreed between the events had been launched, which embrace the Position of the Peace Dialogue Desk in compliance with the bilateral ceasefire Settlement, the Protocol complementary to the mandate of the Monitoring and Verification Mechanism for the ceasefire and the Position of the Catholic Church within the monitoring and verification mechanism.

PHASES OF THE CEASE-FIRE AGREEMENT

Because the settlement for a bilateral ceasefire was introduced, it was made express that it might have three phases: the primary from June 9 and which ended on July 6, the time through which the enlistment of the method was made, the protocols had been accomplished, Pedagogy was carried out within the territories and what was agreed with the ELN buildings was made recognized. As well as, the verification mechanism was accomplished with the joint work of the United Nations and the Catholic Church.

The second section was in impact from July 6 and ended on August 3. The de-escalation section was utilized, whereas the offensive actions by the Army Forces and the ELN guerrillas had been additionally halted.

The third started on August 3 and can final 180 days, extendable –till January 29, 2024– primarily based on periodic evaluations of the mechanism and compliance by the events concerned is assured.