The Brazilian government on Thursday
expressed its satisfaction over the release in three operations in
Colombia of six hostages kept by Colombia’s rebel group, the
Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC).
Brazil aided the humanitarian mission
with two helicopters and their military crew members as an answer to
the request of International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), which
was accepted by Colombian government, Brazilian Foreign Ministry said
in a communique.
“Brazilian government gives the just
released hostages its warmest greetings at the moment of freedom,
conquest and reunion with their relatives. Brazil congratulates
Colombian government and the ICRC for their actions to make it possible
for the humanitarian mission to succeed,” the communique said.
Brazil also hoped that “this successful initiative will make it
possible for the release of all the hostages who are still far from
their families, offering new prospects for the peace process and
reconciliation of all Colombians,” it added.
Foreign Minister Jaime Bermúdez on Thursday thanked his Brazilian
counterpart Celso Amorim for his help in the hostage release operations. (Xinhua)