Colombian president: It's Colombia's turn to leave war behind and build peace 


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Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos (left) with EP President Martin Schulz 

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos visited Parliament on 4 November as part of his tour to Europe to garner political support and financial aid for peace negotiations with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) insurgents in his country. "We have sought Europe’s support in the peace process and I thank you so much for the support that we have received today," he said. "Europe has shown to the world that it's possible to leave war behind and build peace. Now it's Colombia’s turn."

Manuel Santos met the foreign affairs committee and EP President Martin Schulz, who expressed his support for the peace process in Colombia: “You can count on the European Parliament to stand beside you in your effort to reach a peace agreement. You can count on our solidarity to find a solution, which perhaps could serve as a model for reconciliation after a conflict in other parts of the world.”