Rabat - The Colombian government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) signed on Thursday a revised peace deal.
Rabat – The Colombian government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) signed on Thursday a revised peace deal.
The previous deal was rejected by the Colombian people in a popular vote on 2 October.
The revised agreement has been submitted to Congress for approval, rather than put to a popular vote.
The deal is aimed at ending five decades of armed conflict, which has killed more than 260,000 people and left millions internally displaced.
The revised deal was signed in Bogota, and then handed to the president of the Congress.
President Santos said the revised agreement was “better” than the previous one because it addressed many of the concerns of those who had voted “No” in the October referendum.
He warned that its implementation could not be delayed by a single minute and asked the guests to imagine for a moment what it would be like to return to war with the Farc.
He said he expected Congress to vote on the deal as early as next week.