Nobel Peace Prize Granted to Colombian Juan Manuel Santos

Last September 26, Santos and the leader of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia-People’s Army (FARC-EP), Timoleon Jimenez, signed the so-called Final Agreement

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Santos thanked the distinction and reaffirmed his commitment to detente. (Photo taken from http://www. http://www.lanacion.com.ar)

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos, said today he received the Nobel Peace Prize with humility and as a mandate to continue to work tirelessly with the goal of ending the long internal conflict.

In a brief speech from the presidential palace, the governor thanked the distinction and reaffirmed its commitment to these efforts for detente.

The receipt (…) on behalf of all Colombians, especially the millions of victims left by the confrontation of more than half a century, insisted the president who called for unity and national reconciliation.

This honorable award is also a tribute to those who have contributed so much so that we are about to achieve that peace so desired, the negotiators of both parties (Government and FARC-EP), and many other people and institutions that have supported us that effort, he said.

On September 26, Santos and the leader of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia-People’s Army (FARC-EP), Timoleon Jimenez, signed the so-called Final Agreement, which pledged to end the conflict between the two sides with measures as bilateral cease-fire indefinitely and the disarmament of the rebel group, the main involved in the race.

A few days later, option No beat in a plebiscite convened to validate the popular track the agreement made with the rebel movement.

Pocos días después venció la opción del No en el plebiscito convocado para validar por la vía popular lo concertado con ese movimiento rebelde.

Despite the outcome of this democratic exercise, both the president and Jimenez they reiterated their commitment to a negotiated solution to the conflagration.

It is for the victims that we must reconcile and unite to complete this process (peacemaker), the head of state stressed.

I invite all said to unite our forces, our minds and our hearts in this great national purpose, so that we win the biggest prize: peace in Colombia.

Through social networks, politicians and intellectuals felt that this award is an endorsement of the international community called Final Agreement signed between the Government and the FARC-EP in Cartagena de Indias to about two thousand guests.

 

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