(MENAFN- Saudi Press Agency)
Havana, Ramadan 17, 1437, June 22, 2016, SPA -- The Colombian government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) guerrilla group on Wednesday announced a bilateral ceasefire, negotiators in the Cuban capital Havana said, in what is a last step towards a peace accord expected for next month, according to dpa.
"In the name of the countless victims, no more death and horror for the homeland. Today is the last day of the war," negotiators wrote on Twitter.
Senior FARC officer Carlos Lozada wrote, "we have fulfilled our duty." The definitive and bilateral agreement included stipulations on arms surrender, security guarantees and the fight against organized criminal organizations that include groups denoted as paramilitary, the government and FARC said in a statement.
They did not reveal specific details of the agreement, saying they would be made known Thursday at midday. The parties issued the communique in Havana, the seat of the peace process that started in November 2012.
The ceasefire is a final pre-condition for a peace accord the two sides have been negotiating since 2012.
01:35 LOCAL TIME 22:35 GMT
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