We inform the national public opinion that in a totally free manner, basing ourselves on the principle of good faith and with the intention to comply with what we state here, developing the Final agreement for the termination of the conflict and the construction of a stable and lasting peace, signed on September 26 in Cartagena de Indias before the eyes of the country and witnesses from the international community, we will proceed to declare to the government the monetary and non-monetary resources that have been part of our war economy.
And so the Havana Final Agreement was signed, this time in earnest, with no possibility for either of the parties to back down. It is final, and, above opponents of all sizes, nothing can stop the effects of the agreement. The armed struggle of the FARC is over, henceforth our only weapon is the word, said Timo with energy. And so it will.
My first words after the signing of the Final Agreement, are addressed to the people of Colombia, kind people who always dreamed of this day, blessed people who never gave up hoping to build the country's future, where new generations, namely, our children and our grandchildren, our women and men can live in peace, democracy and dignity, for ever and ever.
Over two thousand people took part to the ceremony for the signing of the Final Peace Agreement in Cartagena, Colombia. After the National Anthem, the signature: first to sign was Comandante Timochenko, leader of the FARC-EP followed by Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos.
At a ceremonial act in the city of Cartagena in presence of national and international guests from all over the world, the FARC-EP and the National Government have officially signed the Final Peace Agreement after 52 continuous years of armed confrontation between the parties.
After decades of conflict, 3 previous unsuccessful peace processes and 4 years into the current one, the National Government of Colombia and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia – People´s Army (FARC-EP) will be signing the Final Peace Agreement reached in the Havana, Cuba Peace Talks.
X National Guerrilla Conference – Comandante Manuel Marulanda Vélez
The war is over, let´s all build peace!
The delegate guerrillas of all structures of the FARC-EP throughout the national territory that came from the depths of Colombia, gathered at the X Conference that was held from the 17th to the 23rd of September this year at Brisas del Diamante in the Savannas of Yarí, send to the Colombian people and society in general our fraternal and cordial compatriot greeting. At the same time we declare that:
The issue debated on the fourth day of the X Guerrilla National Conference is women and how the gender approach permeates the whole of the Final Agreement reached in Havana between the FARC-EP and the Colombian Government.
We are gathered here, after fifty-two continuous years of political and military confrontation with the Colombian State, with the purpose of carrying out our Tenth National Conference, the highest democratic event contemplated in our Statutes. In addition to the Central High Command and its Secretariat, vote elected delegates from Guerrilla Assemblies performed in each Front, Column, Company and Guerrilla are here present. A representation as broad as possible of all guerrillas of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia People's Army.
The Farabundo Martí National Liberation Front (FMLN), permanently committed to social justice, peace and solidarity among peoples of the world, greets with great joy the heroic Colombian people for having reached the historic peace agreement signed on 24 August 2016 between the Government of the Republic of Colombia and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia-People's Army, ending more than half a century of armed conflict and laying the foundation for national reconciliation and construction of a stable and lasting peace.