Mexico will host peace talks between the Colombian government and ELN in November

AMLO Gustavo Petro

Mexico will once again host a cycle of talks between the Colombian Government and the National Liberation Army (ELN) guerrilla in November when the fifth round of peace talks takes place.

This was announced by the Colombian president, Gustavo Petro, in the Colombian city of Cali, where he received his Mexican counterpart, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, to participate in the Latin American and Caribbean Conference on Drugs.

“I have to thank you for the hospitality that Mexico is going to grant to the fifth cycle that is going to be held in November in the peace dialogue between the Government and the National Liberation Army,” Petro alluded.

The fourth cycle concluded this week in Caracas, after having passed through this city twice, once through Mexico and once through Havana, where on June 9 the bilateral ceasefire agreement that is in force between the Government and the THE N.

At the close of the fourth round of dialogues, which began on August 14, the table announced that they will produce “humanitarian actions”, without specifying which ones, “that promote the bilateral, national and temporary ceasefire, promote the participation of the communities, peoples and other social, economic and political forces in these territories.”

Likewise, the table promised to work on a care plan for people considered political prisoners in the Andean country and for members of the guerrilla who are detained in dungeons or prisons.

In that sense, Petro considered that the dialogues with the ELN are advancing “with certain steps like never before” and pointed to 2025 as the year of end of the armed conflict between the State and the guerrilla.

“We hope that with your hospitality we will take even greater steps on an issue that has to do with the peace of Colombia, which in the end is also the peace of Latin America,” said the Colombian president.