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Through a statement, he notes that the agreement, which ended a decades-long conflict that killed more than 200,000 people and left millions displaced, has saved thousands of lives since its signing.

“The institutions of the Comprehensive System of Truth, Justice, Reparation and Non-Repetition are in fully operational and they work together with the ordinary justice system of Colombia “, highlights the EU.

However, the Union says that “peace still not arrived to all parts of Colombia “and that the security situation in remote and marginalized areas continues to be critical and today represents the main challenge to the peace process.

In this sense, it indicates that violence against local communities continues, as well as murders its leaders, human rights and environmental defenders, and former combatants.

“The integral presence of the State in these territories it is a precondition for peace and stability, including their civil institutions and support for economic and social development, building on the basis of the Development Programs with a Territorial Approach of the Colombian Government, “the statement added.

However, it makes it clear that the Colombia Peace Agreement is seen as a model worldwide.

Finally, the European Union reaffirms its solid support to the full implementation of the Agreement and says that it will continue to work in close collaboration with the Government, the Communes party (ex-Farc), civil society and all national stakeholders and international partners, in particular the UN, the Organization of American States. and the guarantor countries, to build the lasting peace that the Colombian people deserve.

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