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Farc and Colombia sign historic ceasefire agreement

The Colombian government and Farc rebels have sighed a historic ceasefire deal in Havana which includes UN monitors to oversee the disarmament of rebels after a political peace deal is signed.

Speaking shortly after the announcement of the ceasefire the leader of the Farc militant group Rodrigo Londono TimoChenko said,

“Let this be the last day of the war.”

Colombia’s President Juan Manuel Santos said,

“We have reached the end of 50 years of death, attacks and pain. This sit h end of the armed conflict with Farc.”

Mr Santos added that he hoped to signed a peace deal with the Farc by the end of July reports the BBC.

The United Nations Secretary General Ban-Ki-Moon was also present at the ceremony announcing the ceasefire.

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