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The government of Colombia, and the National Liberation Army (ELN) have reached a bilateral ceasefire agreement.

The agreement, was signed on Friday, marking the end of the second cycle of peace talks in Mexico.

Among the points is the construction of a political and social alliance that will lead to a national agreement, as well as the recognition of the victims of the conflict and their reparation with guarantees of non-repetition, and a review of the factors that threaten the reconciliation of the country.

The third phase of the peace talks between the Colombian government and the ELN will occur in Cuba on a date to be determined.

These negotiations began in 2017 and were interrupted for four years until their resumption in 2022 in Venezuela, a guarantor of the peace process along with Cuba, Norway, Mexico, Chile and Brazil, and with Sweden, Germany, Switzerland and Spain as accompanying countries.