Canada welcomes announcement of historic Colombia peace agreement


August 24, 2016 - Ottawa, Ontario - Global Affairs Canada

The Honourable Stéphane Dion, Minister of Foreign Affairs, today made the following statement on the announcement that a Colombia peace agreement had been reached:

“Canada applauds the tireless work by parties over the past four years to reach the comprehensive peace agreement, signalling the end of more than 50 years of internal armed conflict. The agreement lays the foundation for future peace and prosperity for all Colombians. The success of these efforts shows that, through dialogue, peace is possible.

“Colombia will now have the opportunity to ratify what has been agreed by the parties. Building peace is not easy. It will require hard work to build an inclusive society and a path to sustainable peace, development and the rule of law, particularly in those regions that have been at the historic epicentre of the conflict. Building peace will also require effort and engagement across all of Colombian society.

“Canada welcomes the agreement and hopes the peace and security Colombians so richly deserve will be achieved.”


Chantal Gagnon
Press Secretary
Office of the Minister of Foreign Affairs

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