Venezuela congratulates progress of Peace Talks and ratifies support

The President of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, on behalf of the Venezuelan people and the Government, congratulated the Government of Colombia and the National Liberation Army (ELN) through an official statement for holding the fourth cycle of Peace Talks, and reiterated his willingness to continue supporting the construction of peace in that country.

The document was read by General Carlos Martínez Mendoza during the closing activity of the fourth cycle from the “Casona Aquiles Nazoa” in Caracas.

Following, the transcription of the statement in its entirety:

The Constitutional President of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro Moros, on behalf of the Venezuelan People and Government, congratulates the Government of the Republic of Colombia and the National Liberation Army-ELN for holding the Fourth Cycle of Peace Talks in the city of Caracas.

Venezuela, as a guarantor country and within the framework of its peace diplomacy, has once again hosted this important negotiation process, which put humanitarian actions and dynamics at the center of its debates, seeking to reduce the impact of the conflict in the Colombian population.

The participation of society in this peace process, along with the Bilateral, National and Temporary Ceasefire which are under development and were evaluated in this cycle, have demonstrated the serious commitment of the parties to the long-awaited peace in Colombia, for which President Gustavo Petro has made so much of an effort to achieve.

At this Dialogue Table, Venezuela, together with the other guarantor countries and accompanying institutions and countries, have constructively and respectfully expressed their faithful disposition with the highest values and responsibilities of cooperation for the construction of peace in the Republic of Colombia.

This opportunity is propitious to express the will of the Bolivarian Government to work tirelessly for the inestimable goods of peace and the Latin American and Caribbean union.”