Havana, Sep 4 (Prensa Latina) - Cuba ratified today its support to the process of peace talks started by the Government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC).
In a statement, the Foreign Ministry said that the Cuban Revolution has a long standing commitment to peace in the South American nation and to the efforts leading to put an end to political, social and military conflict in that nation.
In the text, the Cuban Foreign Ministry highlights “the discreet, constructive efforts” made by Havana to help find a negotiated solution, “always responding to a request by the parties in conflict, without influencing whatsoever their respective positions.”
It also says that for over a year Cuba has offer collaboration and support to hold exploratory talks leading to a peace process, and has taken part in them as a guarantor.
According to the statement, Cuba has offered its support at an express request from the Government of Colombia and the FARC, zealously respecting the agreed commitment of confidentiality.
The Cuban Foreign Ministry recalls that as a result of exploratory talks held in Havana as of February 23, 2012, a process of dialogue committed to peace and to the solution of the long standing conflict in Colombia has been opened.