“We believe we succeeded in resuming contact with certain members of the FARC secretariat,” a source close to the French Presidency told the newspaper. “We will continue our efforts discretely,” the source added.France lost contact with the FARC after Colombia killed the rebels’ number two, ‘Raúl Reyes’. A French humanitarian mission to provide medical care to French-Colombian FARC-hostage, Ingrid Betancourt failed, partially because the French government wasn’t able to communicate with the FARC directly.The French government had increased its efforts to re-establish contact with the Colombian rebels after, following the death of founder ‘Manuel Marulanda’, ‘Alfonso Cano’ took over leadership of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC).
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