• Our country forms part of the UN Special Mission to observe the proper fulfillment of the agreements between the government of Colombia and the FARC, he declared.
  • Mexico has pledged a contribution of $1 million USD to the global demining effort in Colombia, the country with the second highest number of landmines in its territory, only behind Afghanistan, he said.
  • He issued a press statement within the framework of his participation on the occasion of the signing of the Peace Accords in Colombia.

President Enrique Peña Nieto said today that Mexico will actively participate in monitoring the historic peace accords in Colombia, which will be signed today by the government of this country and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC).

He noted that Mexico has pledged a contribution of $1 million USD to the global effort to clear land mines in Colombia. He explained that, “Colombia is the country with second largest number of landmines, only behind Afghanistan”.

That is why, he added, “Mexico has pledged to actively participate in supporting the clearance process to be conducted here in Colombia".

He explained that there are regions in Colombia, “That have mines that have claimed the lives of many Colombians and left many maimed, because they are mines that explode and are scattered throughout the various parts of this sister nation”.

In a press statement, as part of his participation in the activities to mark the signing of the Peace Accords in Colombia, the Mexican president also reported that Mexico, with members of our Armed Forces, “Will be part of the Special Mission that the United Nations Organization has formed to monitor the implementation of the agreements to be signed today”.

He said that Mexico is accompanying Colombia, “In this historic Accord which has been achieved for peace in Colombia and throughout the Latin American and Caribbean region”.

He declared that it is a privilege to witness this historic peace agreement that brings an end to an armed conflict that lasted over 50 years, the only remaining one in the Latin American and Caribbean region.