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UN Mission in Colombia to Request More Ceasefire Observers

BOGOTA – The United Nations’ mission in Colombia said Monday it would ask that more international ceasefire monitors be sent to the Andean nation after Colombians rejected the government’s peace agreement with FARC guerrillas in a referendum.

“If the Security Council approves (the request), we’ll have a greater logistical effort,” the military chief of that UN mission, Gen. Javier Perez Aquino, said.

The mission, approved in January, is the international component of a tripartite mechanism for supervising the ceasefire that also includes representatives of the government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC.

A bilateral and definitive ceasefire went into effect on Aug. 29, five days after the government and the FARC announced they had finalized a peace deal.

The agreement was reached after more than four years of negotiations in Havana and signed on Sept. 26 in Cartagena, Colombia.

Following Colombian voters’ rejection of the peace agreement in an Oct. 2 plebiscite, the UN Security Council must approve the necessary adjustments to the monitoring mechanism.

President Juan Manuel Santos said last Tuesday that a new cease-fire would be in effect until Oct. 31 as work continued to be carried out to reach consensus on an amended peace deal.

The Defense Ministry said in a statement that same day that the new bilateral ceasefire was declared after the previous truce expired on the day of the referendum, adding that it can be extended as needed.

 

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