Havana confirmed in recent days its willingness to host the negotiations after receiving the official request from interested parties
Cuba welcomes today the fifth cycle of peace talks between the Colombian government and the National Liberation Army (ELN), after being suspended in April.
The ELN delegation said it is ready to advance in the peace process, and waits in Havana for the representatives of the government of Juan Manuel Santos to address, among other issues, ceasefire.
Havana confirmed in recent days its willingness to host the negotiations after receiving the official request from interested parties.
The decision was praised by Colombian social organizations that highlighted Cuba’s contribution in the peace process, as well as the island’s experience as host country of the negotiating body between the government and the former guerrilla Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia-Army of the Town (FARC-EP).
The current stage began in Quito, Ecuador, but that country ceased in April its participation as headquarters and guarantor of the talks following the security crisis on the border with Colombia.