In Cali, the delegates of the National Liberation Army, ELN, at the Peace dialogue table with the National government, assured that they have no kidnapped people in their possession.
During the participation meeting of the owners of the house, within the framework of the peace talks between the government of President Gustavo Petro and this guerrilla, Mauricio Iguarán, ELN Peace delegate, remained in Cali that not all kidnappings should be attributed to them .
Iguarán explained that the organization will assume the political cost of the kidnapping of Mane Diaz and regarding the request of the population to release the kidnapped people, he added that, “the ELN is always characterized by telling the truth, in -assuming political costs, we give. the word and With the management of the UN and the Church we were able to free him. All the kidnappings should not be attributed to the ELN, we think about what we are doing. “I have no information that there are many more in prison.”
During this meeting, it was known that in less than 10 days the fifth cycle of Peace talks will begin in Mexico between the National Government and ELN, as announced in Cali by the spokesmen of the delegations pointing out that the kidnapping will take place in. the conversation table. because of the recent case of the father of the player Luis Diaz.
“At this time there is a national demand for the kidnapping to end and for the people who are in the power of this organization to be returned and at the same time we can advance the agenda,” added Senator Iván Cepeda.
For his part, Mauricio Iguarán, who is part of the ELN delegation, revealed that the teams that will travel to Mexico have been set. “The dialogues are going to continue,” said the delegate in response to various political sectors that requested the suspension of the table with this guerrilla group.
The spokespersons of the delegations of the ELN and the National Government were in Cali during the eighth meeting to design the participation of civil society in the Peace Dialogues, on this occasion, the meeting took place with more than 80 sectors seeking for the country house.
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“In Cali, hundreds of people attended another meeting to participate in the dialogue process… at the Dialogue Table we will discuss our contradictions with the ELN, but we will not abandon the search for peace,” said Senator Cepeda.