President Enrique Peña Nieto traveled today to Havana, Cuba, to witness the signing of the Peace Agreement in Colombia. He said that June 23, 2016 will be remembered as a historic day for Latin America.
"We are here to witness this great achievement that is being reached between the Government of Colombia and the FARC-EP.
Today, a definitive peace accord has been reached, which puts an end to a conflict that caused thousands of deaths among our Colombian brothers.”
Regarding the importance of the agreements signed by President of Colombia Juan Manuel Santos and Commander Rodrigo Londoño Echeverri, the Mexican president said:
“Mexico welcomes the peace agreements between the government of Colombia and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia-People's Army (FARC-EP), signed in Havana in the presence of the United Nations Secretary General and Cuban President Raúl Castro.
He also acknowledged the important role played by the Cuban government in this process of achieving peace.
The government reiterated Mexico’s willingness to support the Colombian people during the post-conflict stage and announced that, “We will participate in the UN Political Mission in Colombia authorized by the United Nations Security Council, with 13 members, including the first female Mexican officer on a UN mission.”
The Mexican president was received at the venue for the ceremony by President Raul Castro at the El Laguito Protocol Hall.