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'Goodbye weapons, goodbye war, welcome peace' Colombia celebrates

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By Euronews
'Goodbye weapons, goodbye war, welcome peace' Colombia celebrates

<p>A momentous day in Colombia as President Juan Manuel Santos shared a stage with <span class="caps">FARC</span> leader Rodrigo Londoño “Timochenko” to mark the end of the UN monitored disarmament process and draw a line under 52-years of civil conflict. </p> <p>Colombian president Juan Manuel Santos offered a strong message of peace:<br /> “Today, June 27 will be a very special day for the majority of Colombians, a day never to forget, a day when weapons became words.’‘ </p> <p><span class="caps">FARC</span> will continue to exist, but will act as a political party and operate withing the leagl framework overseen by the state. </p> <p><span class="caps">FARC</span> Rodrigo Londoño “Timochenko” roused the crowds:</p> <p>“Goodbye weapons, goodbye war, welcome peace. </p> <p>Some 7,132 weapons have been handed over to the UN and will be melted down to produce memorial artwork.</p>