COLOMBIA: the European Union Calls on the ELN to Stop violence And to Extend ceasefire
The European Union (EU) has demanded that the army of National liberation (ELN) guerrilla group to immediately stop its attacks and “quick” re-negotiations with the Colombian government to renew the ceasefire expired on December 9. January to “secure the gains of peace.”
“The EU calls for a discussion for its extension to be resumed, quickly, to ensure that the gains of peace and trust built up in the last three months,” the European diplomatic service said in a statement.
“The various attacks perpetrated by the army of National liberation in various parts of Colombia are unacceptable,” the EU”, said.
Hours after the end of the truce between the ELN and the government, the guerrillas carried out a number of attacks against the country’s oil infrastructure.
The bomb attacks of the President, Juan Manuel Santos, led preliminary discussions to suspend the order of the government negotiating team stationed in Quito back in Bogot?.