Colombia, FARC rebels to sign new peace accord

Bogot? - Bogota, ColombiaUpdated: 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.