Colombia agrees ceasefire deal with rebels: president
Updated 16:01, 01-Jan-2023

Colombia's government has reached a six-month ceasefire agreement with the National Liberation Army (ELN) guerrillas, FARC dissidents and drug gangs, President Gustavo Petro announced on New Year's Eve.

"We have agreed to a bilateral ceasefire with the ELN, the Second Marquetalia, the Central General Staff, the AGC and the Self-Defense Forces of the Sierra Nevada from January 1 to June 30, 2023, extendable depending on progress in the negotiations," the president said in a tweet.

(Cover: Colombian President Gustavo Petro attends a meeting in Bogota, Colombia, October 3, 2022. /CFP)

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