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“Efforts for peace in Colombia”

14/04/2010

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PRESS CONFERENCE
 
Lothar Bisky MEP, President of the GUE/NGL Group
 
Eva-Britt Svesson, MEP GUE/NGL, Chair of the Committee on Women's rights and gender equality
 
Raul Romeva y Rueda MEP, Vice-president of the GREEN-EFA Group
 
invite you to a press conference
 
"Efforts for peace in Colombia"
 
with Colombian Senator Piedad Cordoba
 
Thursday 15th of April, from 14:30 to 15:00,
Press room (0A50), European Parliament
(Interpretation: ES, EN, DE, FR)
 
Piedad Colombia, Member of the Colombian Senate, was herself a victim of a kidnapping by a paramilitary group some years ago. For several years, she has been an active campaigner for the liberation of political hostages. Recently, with the cooperation of the Brazilian Government, she succeeded in securing the liberation of Pablo-Emilio Moncayo, who had been detained by FARC for 12 years.
 
Together with the association "Colombianas y colombianos por la paz", Senatorto Cordoba is working for political solution to the armed conflict in Colombia. The first step she is proposing is the promotion of a Humanitarian Agreement between the parties to the conflict.
 
The aim is to explore how the EU could participate more constructively in the Colombian peace effort, and how to put an end to this long-lasting conflict.
 
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GUE/NGL PRESS CONTACT
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Sonja Giese + 32 486 94 50 21
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