Colombian President announces ceasefire with rebel groups

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Colombian President Gustavo Petro announced on Sunday a bilateral ceasefire with the radical left-wing group National Liberation Army (ELN), the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), and other rebel groups from January 1 to June 30.

“We have agreed to a bilateral ceasefire with ELN, the Segunda Marquetalia, the Central General Staff (of FARC), AGC (Gaitanist Self-Defense Forces of Colombia of Gulf Clan), and the Sierra Nevada Self-Defense Forces from January 1 to June 30, 2023, with the possibility of extending the agreement depending on the progress of the negotiations,” Petro said on Twitter. INP