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Colombia, FARC rebels to sign new peace accord

The peace agreement attempts to end the 52-year-old guerrilla war between the FARC and the state, the longest-running armed conflict in the Americas. Photograph: (Getty)

Bogot? - Bogota, Colombia Nov 22, 2016, 11.50 PM (IST)

The Colombian government and FARC guerrillas will sign a new peace accord in Bogota Thursday, after a previous agreement to end the country's half-century of conflict was rejected in a referendum, both parties said.

"The government and FARC delegations have agreed to sign the final agreement to end the conflict and build a stable and lasting peace," negotiators from both sides said in a statement Tuesday. The new accord was first announced on November 12.

The signing will take place at 11:00 am (1600 GMT) Thursday, at the Colon Theater in Bogota, they said.

(AFP)

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