Posted on March 6, 2017 12:41 pm
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A Farewell to Arms: FARC Discarded Weapons Will Be Used for UN Monument to Peace (E)

Surrendered FARC arms handed over to the Colombian government will be melted into three monuments of peace to be erected at the UN headquarters in New York, and also in Colombia and in Cuba, where the four years of peace talks between the guerrillas and the Colombian government were held.

In an interview with Sputnik Mundo, Camilo González Posso, the Director of the Center for Memory, Peace and Reconciliation in Bogota, said the process symbolizes the end of the political transition in Colombia. “By May 30 FARC will cease to exist as a military organization and will become a political movement,” Camilo González Posso said.

“This is a cardinal change. We can already feel the end of this war, which has been going on for over 50 years now. The road to peace will not be easy though as those accustomed to war could try to reconsider the peace accords after the 2018 elections. We must make every effort to cement the peace process.” Sputnik Mundo,