Before the Government’s negotiating committee left for Cuba to resume talks with the Farc guerrilla, head negotiator Humberto De la Calle denied that that there have been any discussions based on topics that weren’t originally on the agenda.
“We are moving towards reaching agreements on the third topic of discussion which has to do with finding a solution to illegal crops. But we are in the middle of political campaigns and it is my duty to alert people about false statements circulating in regards to what’s being discussed in Havana, just to create an atmosphere of negativity towards talks and scare Colombians of negative consequences.”
We have an agenda, De la Calle said, “and we are adhering to it and will not negotiate in regards to the Military Forces nor will we talk about anything that’s not on the agenda.” He also insisted that all Colombians will have the chance to read every word of every single agreement reached by the Government and Farc, and it is they who will have the final say in terms of these agreements and whether or not they are implemented.
Meanwhile retired General Jorge Enrique Mora echoed De la Calle’statements and said there has not been any type of discussion in terms of the Armed Forces, because4 it’s not an issue listed on the agenda; he also said he has no intention of resigning from the negotiating committee, as had been rumored.