The Colombian government and the ELN maintain secrecy after the end of the third day of negotiations in Caracas

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Unlike the initial days, the issues addressed this Wednesday were not known

The Colombian government and the ELN maintain secrecy after the third day of negotiations in Caracas

Conversations between the Colombian government and ELN representatives are taking place in Caracas (REUTERS/Leonardo Fernández Viloria)

The delegations of the Colombian government and the guerrilla of the National Liberation Army (ELN) for the peace talks maintained total secrecy this Wednesday, when the third day of negotiations was held in Caracas, after they expressed their hopes of reaching agreements “soon” on Tuesday.

So far, no details are known about what was discussed on Wednesday, nor what was the dynamic, after bilateral meetings were held on Tuesday morning between the parties and the guarantor countries (Venezuela, Cuba and Norway ), and in the afternoon the formal negotiating table will meet.

Unlike previous days, the state channel VTV did not provide information< /b> this Wednesday about the talks that continue to be held in a hotel located in an alpine area of ​​Caracas, which will continue, as announced, until mid-December.

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Sources related to the negotiations did not respond to the requests for information from EFE or they assured that they do not have, for now, news to communicate and that when they do, they will be disseminated “in a timely manner”.

The Colombian government and the ELN maintain secrecy after the end of the third day of negotiations in Caracas

No details were known about what discussed on Wednesday (REUTERS/Leonardo Fernández Viloria)

The Andean country's High Commissioner for Peace, Iván Danilo Rueda, said on Tuesday that he was “almost certain< /b>” to reach an agreement soon, of the first three points, which includes “some basic and urgent issues” that he did not specify, but that he hopes to make known “soon”, and that, later, other “more structural ones, which are participatory” will be discussed.

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In the same terms, and without contributing new this Wednesday the chief peace negotiator of the ELN, Israel Ramírez, alias “Pablo Beltrán”, during an interview with the Colombian news program CM&, where he said he hopes that the dialogues will make it possible to agree on urgent transformations that leave the causes of the armed conflict groundless.

Four years and four months after their last meeting in Havana, both delegations met again sit down to negotiate, in the midst of Colombian President Gustavo Petro's efforts to move towards “total peace” in his country.

( With information from EFE)

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