Work tables for peace negotiations have been installed in the command center of Colombia’s armed forces, reported radio station La W Tuesday.
The radio station reported that the command center of the country’s armed forces had installed work tables for their expert negotiation staff that will advise former armed forces commander General Jorge Enrique Mora Rangel and former National Police commander Oscar Naranjo in the peace process with Colombia’s largest guerrilla group FARC.
President Juan Manuel Santos announced last week the commission, including the two former officials, that will represent the government in peace talks with the FARC. The commission will be led by former Vice President Humberto de la Calle and part of the advising of the peace agreement will allegedly be realized from the special office in the armed forces’ command center.
Emissaries of the guerrilla group FARC, which formed in 1964, will begin peace talks with the government in the Norwegian capital of Oslo on October 8 and continue later in Cuba’s capital Havana in attempts to end the armed conflict that has devastated the country for the past 48 years. These are the first major peace talks between the two groups since negotiations last failed in 2002.