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Colombia and Farc rebels sign historic ceasefire agreement

un223 June 2016, Havana, Cuba

The Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos Calderón and Farc rebel leader Timoleón Jiménez (“Timochenko”) signed a historic ceasefire agreement, in attempt to end more than fifty years of conflict that killed about 220,000 people and displaced almost seven million.

The formal peace talks started three years ago in Havana, Cuban capital. The full peace accord is expected to be signed by the end of July.
 The UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon, and leaders of Latin American countries also attended the ceremony.
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (centre left) with Juan Manuel Santos Calderón (centre right), President of Colombia, at the ceremony in Havana for the signing of a ceasefire and the laying down of arms between the Government of Colombia and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia—People’s Army (FARC-EP). 
UN Press photos

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