Dutch FARC guerrilla Tanja Nijmeijer arrived in Cuba Monday to join the rebel delegation that will begin talks with representatives of the government over a negotiated end to the country’s 48-year old armed conflict.
Photos of the Dutch woman’s arrival in Cuba were published by Anncol, a Sweden-based news agency that has published several of the FARC’s statements over the past years.
The formal round of talks between government and rebels is supposed to begin on November 15. Secret talks have been held in Cuba since the beginning of the year.
The 34-year old Nijmeijer joined the FARC in 2002 and became a public figure after her diaries were found in a FARC camp where she had stayed.