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    Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos signed on Saturday a decree introducing ceasefire with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) guerrilla group.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — On Wednesday, the Colombian government and FARC announced a comprehensive peace agreement to end decades of conflict. The deal includes agreements on landmine removal, land reform, transitional justice and the end of illegal drug trafficking.

    "I signed a decree on bilateral and ultimate ceasefire with FARC which begins on Monday. The conflict is over," Santos wrote in his Twitter account.

    FARC is one of the world’s oldest Marxist insurgencies, formed in 1964 when it launched a war to overthrow the government of Colombia and install a revolutionary regime. Since November 2012, Colombia has been in negotiations with FARC to end the civil war.


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