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Colombian chief negotiator with protesters resigns — MercoPress

Colombian main negotiator with protesters resigns

Monday, May 24th 2021 – 09:52 UTC

Ceballos resigned as of Might 26 “for causes of a personal character.”

The Colombian Government’s Significant Commissioner for Peace in cost of latest negotiations with the opposition Nationwide Strike Committee (CNP) Miguel Ceballos has turned in his resignation to President Iván Duque, it was introduced in Bogotá.

Ceballos, noted Saturday that he had submitted his resignation to Duque, who a short while ago added to his features all those of mediating with the CNP.

“I desire to categorical to you that for causes of a individual character, next the phone calls of my conscience and in achievement of the responsibilities that my soul has selected, I irrevocably resign from my placement as Superior Commissioner for Peace, as of May possibly 26,” browse the letter sent to Duque.

Irrespective of citing personal reasons, the resignation arrives at the peak of the disaster which commenced through protests April 28 towards the Duque administration. President Duque has however to take Ceballos’ resignation.

Since August 2018, Ceballos was at the forefront of the government’s attempts to approach the guerrillas of the National Liberation Military (ELN) to try to reactivate the peace talks that had been suspended for two years.

This undertaking is also midway there, since on May possibly 9, Ceballos introduced that the authorities proceeds to seek out disorders to reactivate dialogue, even though no serious will for peace has been shown on either aspect. On assuming the Presidency of Colombia, on August 7, 2018, Duque conditioned the continuity of the peace talks on that group ceasing all kidnappings and releasing the individuals held in captivity, which the guerrillas have refused to abide by.

Ceballos released “an indirect house of approach and exploration” with the ELN with which 28 meetings in Bogotá additionally four trips to Havana wherever the leaders of that guerrilla have remained for two years, when talks arrived to a deadlock.

Considering the fact that the beginnig of the curent disaster, Duque has alredy replaced 3 ministers and now Ceballos’ letter has additional to the administration’s perceived feebleness.

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