President Higgins visits FARC demobilization camp in Colombia (E)
President Michael D Higgins said that Ireland will continue to support the Colombian peace process as it is of worldwide importance. The President became the first foreign head of state to visit a full demobilisation camp for former FARC combatants set up as part of the revised peace agreement.
The Colombian High Commissioner for Peace, Sergio Jaramillo Caro, said the process is now entering its toughest phase with the Truth Commission and investigation of war crimes and crimes against humanity.
Ireland has pledged more than €17m in funding for the Colombian peace process. RTE News