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

'Goodbye weapons, goodbye war, welcome peace' Colombia celebrates
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A momentous day in Colombia as President Juan Manuel Santos shared a stage with FARC leader Rodrigo Londoño “Timochenko” to mark the end of the UN monitored disarmament process and draw a line under 52-years of civil conflict.

Colombian president Juan Manuel Santos offered a strong message of peace:
“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.’‘

FARC will continue to exist, but will act as a political party and operate withing the leagl framework overseen by the state.

FARC Rodrigo Londoño “Timochenko” roused the crowds:

“Goodbye weapons, goodbye war, welcome peace.

Some 7,132 weapons have been handed over to the UN and will be melted down to produce memorial artwork.

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