The Colombian government and the country’s largest rebel group, FARC, on Saturday postponed peace talks to allow each side to work on their proposals for comprehensive agrarian reform.
In a joint communique on Saturday, the rebels and the government negotiators said the agrarian issue, the first point on the peace talks agenda, needed more work and that the delegations would “dedicate the first two weeks of April to working separately on the remaining sub-topics of the first point.”
Last week, the warring parties failed to reach an agreement on agrarian reform, considered the most complicated issue of the six points of the agenda.
Both sides said negotiations would be retaken “at the end of April” in Havana, Cuba, where the peace talks have been held since November.
The next discussion point will be about the political participation of the FARC rebels. The four other themes yet to be debated are the problem of drug-trafficking, the end of the armed conflict, aid for victims and the final endorsement of the written agreements at the negotiation table.
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