Colombia: Peace Negotiations

Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office written question – answered on 23rd January 2023.

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Photo of Fabian Hamilton Fabian Hamilton Shadow Minister (Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs)

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, if he will make it his policy to support the Colombian Government’s Total Peace policy; and what steps he is taking to support peace negotiations with the National Liberation Army and other armed groups.

Photo of David Rutley David Rutley Assistant Whip (HM Treasury), Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office)

We commend President Petro's commitment to comprehensive implementation of the Peace Agreement with the FARC and to addressing other security and social challenges. At the UN Security Council on 11 January, I [Minister Rutley] welcomed Colombian Government-led efforts to secure a ceasefire with armed groups, including the National Liberation Army, in order to reduce insecurity and alleviate the suffering of conflict-affected populations. To date, the UK Government has spent over £74 million through the Conflict, Stability and Security Fund (CSSF) to support the implementation of the Peace Agreement in Colombia and improve stability and security. We will continue to support programmes that can help Colombia overcome the remaining barriers to a broad and lasting peace.

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