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Upbeat mood as peace talks turn to issue of political integration

Thursday, March 7th, 2013 Category: Security & Public

Peace talks advance with the visit of a congressional committee to Havana and demands by victims of the conflict. After a meeting with the National Unity Coalition in the Casa de NariƱo, President Santos said: “I informed the National Unit Coalition how exactly this process is going, how it has been making progress, and what texts are agreed, in which, as has already been said, no previous process ever achieved a step of this nature.” Santos also commented: “The committee went (to Havana) for two very specific purposes: to show these legislative gentlemen progress and to point out the importance of recognizing the victims.” He added: “Of course it is still a long way to go and that is why the issue of time is so important.”

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