( Spanish) — The delegations of the National Liberation Army (ELN) and the Colombian government will meet on January 18, as announced by the ELN delegation through its Twitter account.
Although the government has not yet ruled, the “extraordinary” meeting will take place in Caracas, a source from the Office of the High Commissioner for Peace confirmed to . The meeting seeks a way out to “overcome the crisis generated and the harmonious continuity of the second cycle,” according to the message from the guerrilla group.
The meeting took place after a disagreement between both parties over an alleged “ceasefire” announced by President Gustavo Petro on December 31, 2022, and which was later denied by the ELN.
The ELN published a statement at the beginning of January assuring that this type of proposal would be discussed in the second cycle of dialogue to be carried out in Mexico.
“The ELN Dialogue Delegation has not discussed with the government of Gustavo Petro any proposal for a bilateral ceasefire, therefore, there is still no agreement on this matter,” said the statement dated January 1.