FARC-EP dissidents suspend dialogue with the Government | News

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The Central General Staff (EMC), the main dissident of the former FARC-EP rebel group, suspended the peace talks with the Colombian Government but will maintain the bilateral ceasefire agreed upon until the end of the year.


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The announcement comes when Iván Mordisco's dissidents, calling themselves EMC, kidnapped an Army platoon in the town of El Plateado, in the municipality of Argelia, in the department of Cauca, local media reported.

The negotiation, which was established on October 16 and includes a bilateral ceasefire, was suspended because, according to the dissidents, "the non-compliance has been total" by the State with the commitments made.

In a statement, the EMC explained that it will begin an internal consultation process with its dialogue commission to be able to overcome the current "crisis."

"Within the agreements, the parties have committed to adopt actions that allow the communities to develop their daily lives in peace and tranquility, that they can exercise their rights without any submission. We have fulfilled those commitments from our organization, but on the other side , the State, the non-compliance has been total...", the group explained.

"The military should leave the areas as was the commitment, however the response has been to increase the force, taking over all the spaces that the parties committed to vacate," he denounced.

The dissidents of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia - People's Army (FARC -EP) indicated that they are available to sit anywhere in the national territory with the Government in order to continue the dialogues as long as the State commits to compliance with each of the agreements.

In addition, the Central General Staff asked the Government to refrain from presenting documents within the space of the Table that are not discussed and approved by the parties, signed and honored by the heads of the delegations, the other attendees and the community delegates. international.

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