India on Thursday said it is willing to support Bogota in its journey towards peace, progress, and prosperity. This statement from TS Tirumurti, Indian Ambassador to the United Nations.
Speaking at United Nations Security Council's (UNSC) meeting on Colombia, TS Tirumurti said that the democracy in Colombia is deepening through increased political participation and applauded the efforts of the people and the Government of Colombia in realising the achievements of the last four years. A peace agreement was signed between the previous Colombian government of Juan Manuel Santos and the left-wing Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) in November 2016. The deal was meant to put an end to a bloody 50-year armed conflict that killed over 260,000 and displaced millions in Colombia.
In the meeting, Tirumurti said, "Colombia is witnessing remarkable progress in the implementation of the Final Agreement for Ending the Conflict and Building a Stable and Lasting Peace. The denouncement of violence, laying down of arms by the FARC-EP and its transformation into a political party; the commitment and resolve of the Government of Colombia to the Agreement and the central role of the UN in its implementation, have all positively contributed to the process of peacebuilding in Colombia."