Colombian Peace Talks Under Way with Church Aide Present

BOGOTA, Colombia, JAN. 24, 2003 (Zenit.org).- Talks between the government and paramilitary forces are showing progress toward achieving peace in the nation, says a Church representative.

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«As a Colombian, I am very happy because things have been taken seriously,» Bishop Julio César Vidal of Monteria said over Caracol Radio. «Not only is there a desire but a decision to contribute to Colombia’s peace.»

The bishop, who observes the negotiations between the two sides, said the government delegates stressed the respect for human rights and the extension of a cease-fire ordered by the Self-Defense Units of Colombia (AUC) beginning Dec. 1.

The meeting took place Thursday somewhere in northern Colombia.

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