An ex-combatant from El Salvador referred to the Petro Government's peace process: “Talking about total peace is not talking about the end of the war”

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It should be remembered that during the first week of March, President Gustavo Petro sanctioned Law 418, his first as president, with which he would put himself in the total peace process with the guerrillas and armed groups of the country is underway

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Ex-combatant from El Salvador referred to the Petro Government peace process: “Talking about total peace is not talking about the end of the war”

International Conference on Reintegration Experiences

From the beginning of this week, until Wednesday, November 16, the First International Conference on Reintegration Experiences will be held at the Tequendama Hotel in Bogotá . Nearly 180 people will be there, including former members of the M-19, Quintín Lame and the Farc. Likewise, citizens who were previously part of armed organizations in El Salvador, Guatemala and Indonesia will be present. In an interview with Caracol Radio, Juan Javier Martínez, a former combatant in El Salvador, spoke about what this means for Colombia.

“Talking about total peace is not it is to speak of the end of the war; to get there, real social change is needed. Colombia has made a lot of progress, but there are issues to be adjusted ”, he explained to that station. “A solution to any armed confrontation must lead to the solution of the structural problems that originated the conflict (…) The purpose of reincorporation is to give other channels to the political struggle, but it must include economic, political, of security and social acceptance”, added, in testimonies collected by that same portal, Adrián Zapata, an ex-combatant in Guatemala.

To them Pastor Alape, Comunes delegate to the Reconciliation Council, joined, who stated: “A flaw in the reincorporation process is that none of the ex-combatants' production processes are sustainable today.”

Also attending the conference will be Gloria Cuartas, director of the Unit for the Implementation of the Peace Agreement; Nils Martin Gunneng, Norwegian Ambassador to Colombia; Carlos Ruiz Massieu, head of the United Nations Verification Mission in Colombia; Sara Ferrer Olivella, resident representative of the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), as well as representatives of State entities, National Government, civil society and international cooperation.

Ex-combatant from El Salvador referred to the Petro Government peace process: “Talking about total peace is not talking about the end of the war”

First International Conference on Reintegration Experiences

On the morning of this Monday, November 14, the International Conference on Reintegration Experiences was launched. “We recognize the importance of the national and international experiences of Reincorporation as a fundamental contribution to the construction of peace Get ready for peace”, commented from Comunes.

“Today, in Tierra Grata, Cesar, the International Conference on Reincorporation Experiences will be held, with the aim of exchanging knowledge between ex-combatants of international and armed groups, experts and delegates from the Government, academia and communities (…) At this moment, delegations from Europe, Asia, Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean arrive in Tiera Grata, Balcon del Cesar to the installation of the international conference on experiences in reintegration with other peace processes worldwide to exchange knowledge”, reads the organization's Twitter profile.

“And contribute to the Colombian peace process, they will accompany the Norwegian embassy, ​​United Nations, UNDP, CSIVI, CNR, COMMUNES component, delegates from signatory regions of the AFP North, South, East, Center, Northeast, Northwest and Southwest of the country”, added about the event.

“During the day that will take place at the ETCR in Tierra Grata, Cesar within the framework of the International Conference on Reintegration Experiences, there will be a tour of the productive projects of the reincorporated signatories of the AFP (…) The decent housing project It is one of the greatest aspirations of the ETCR. The tour of the model house is one point within the tour in which the difficulties and progress will be shown thanks to the self-management of the signatories and the support of the international community”, they explained from the community.< /p>

It is worth remembering that during the first week of March, President Gustavo Petro sanctioned Law 418, his first as president, with which the peace process would be set in motion with the guerrillas and armed groups in the country. The head of state signed the law at the Hato Grande farm, within the framework of the General Assembly of Government that was held this Friday. The initiative will allow the national government to open dialogues with the illegal armed groups, as well as rapprochement with insurgent groups such as the Farc dissidents.