Colombian Minister Admits Delay in Adaptation of Zones for FARC-EP
Bogota, Jan 11 (Prensa Latina) Colombian defense minister Luis Carlos Villegas admitted delays in the preparation of transitional camps for the FARC-EP, but he said that despite the difficulties, the disarmament schedule is still in force.
At a press conference Villegas recalled that the laying-down of arms by the guerrilla, the largest in the country, should take place in a period of 180 days (six months) starting on December 2nd when President Juan Manuel Santos started the stage of Postconflict or implementation of the peace pacts.
The disarmament of the Revolutionary Armed Forces-People's Army (FARC-EP) will take place in 19 areas and seven points, smaller than the first, accompanied by the tripartite supervisory mechanism.
Such a mechanism will be composed of governmental representatives of that movement and a political mission, coordinated and financed by the United Nations.
The spaces where these insurgents will lay down their weapons and begin their preparation to rejoin civilian life will also have medical posts in order to address the health problems of the future demobilized, added Cordoba.
According to a report by General Javier Flórez, 90 percent of the FARC-EP members are currently pre-grouped in 51 places and waiting for the displacement to points and zones of transition.
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