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)
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.