Army General Raúl Castro Ruz, President of the Councils of State and Ministers, held a meeting yesterday, May 11, with ELN Army Commander
Nicolás Rodríguez, head of this insurgent organization's Central Command, as well as Comandantes Antonio García and Pablo Beltrán, who traveled to Cuba to hold conversations with leaders of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia-People's Army (FARC-EP).
Addressed during the meeting were peace negotiations underway between the Colombian government and the National Liberation Army (ELN) as well as the exchanges held in Havana between this guerilla organization and the FARC-EP.
The ELN delegation expressed their gratitude to Cuba for the role the country has played as a guarantor during peace talks between the Colombian government and the ELN, along with Ecuador, Brazil, Chile, Venezuela, and Norway.
The President reaffirmed Cuba's commitment to continue supporting the negotiations underway in search of a stable, lasting peace in Colombia.
Also present were Bruno Rodríguez Parrilla and Rogelio Sierra Díaz, Minister and deputy minister of Foreign Affairs , respectively, and Iván Mora Godoy, Cuban guarantor for the Colombian government-ELN peace process.