Six months after the establishment of peace talks with the ELN, a delegation from the government of Gustavo Petro tried to appease them. crisis at the negotiating table For which this guerrilla ceased to reconcile with the Colombian institutions, when the President confirmed that this armed group is not the same as before.
He Danilo Rueda, High Commissioner for Peace and the Peace Delegation, signed a statement in which he reiterated that “the The Colombian government once again recognizes the political character of the ELN. Application of IHL in confrontation with an armed insurgent organization as well which the State still maintains with said organization”.
Negotiators say the table is supported by the Colombian constitution and that guarantors and accompanying countries, in addition to the United Nations, are responsible for its legitimacy.
this statement is the answer The statement made by Alanos that Petro may have questioned the legitimacy of the negotiators of the armed group, stating that the “old” ELN is sitting at the table, but not those who represent the youth wing of the guerrillas.
However, Rueda and the negotiators say that “the government is fully in line with the clamor of the civilian population and Expresses deep concern at the continuing degeneration of armed conflict and the increasing interference of illegal economies that continues to cause suffering in communities.”
The issue of illegal economies is a sensitive point in that discussion, as the President said on Friday (May 12) that the ELN would be linked to illegal markets.
In a one-and-a-half-page document, the team also drew attention to the fact that the current government’s “security, defense and civil coexistence policy” is based on the principles of “human security, a guarantee of life and peace”, which prioritizes security. of life, people, nature and human freedom and therefore, markedly different from older security principles.”
The government stipulates that the next round of talks will result in agreements on a bilateral ceasefire, safeguards for civil society with regional roots, and civil society participation in the framework of the peace process with the ELN.