Looking for a specific product?

Make a search for products & suppliers, articles & news.

Five Colombians released following assistance from Norway

‘I am glad that all five Colombians who were recently captured by the Farc-EP have now been released. This shows that the parties to the conflict are willing to cooperate to find solutions,’ said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende.  

General Rubén Alzate, Corporal Jorge Rodríguez and lawyer Gloria Urrego were released today following assistance from Norway and Cuba. On Tuesday, the soldiers Cesar Rivera and Jonathan Díaz were released in Arauca. This means that all five Colombians who were recently captured by the Farc-EP have now been released. 

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos suspended peace talks with the Farc-EP when General Alzate was captured.

‘It is now crucial that the peace talks resume as quickly as possible,’ Mr Brende stressed. 

Norway and Cuba are acting as facilitators in the peace process between the Colombian Government and the Farc-EP. The internal armed conflict in Colombia has lasted for more than 50 years, and it has had far-reaching humanitarian consequences and caused immense suffering for the civilian population. 

Please find enclosed a joint press statement (in English) from the Norwegian and Cuban embassies in Bogota.

 

Related news

Latest news

BP Awards Schlumberger Contract for Mad Dog 2 Project

Export Conference 2017: A changing world

Register for this year’s most important conference for Norwegian exporters. We can promise you an interesting and inspirational day!

Meet Elkem Silicon Materials at the Ceramics Expo 2017

Elkem Silicon Metrials invites to meet their team at the Ceramics Expo 2017. This is North America’s largest, free-to-attend exhibition for Ceramic manufacturing and applications.

Event - TechnipFMC at Gastech April 4

Most ship owners are now looking very closely at the benefits that digitalization can bring in operational gains.

Deepocean Awarded Surf Contract from BP for the Foinaven Field

DeepOcean today announced that it had received a call-off under its new Master Service Agreement (MSA) with BP Exploration Operating Company Ltd.

Parquet Floor - a Furniture in itself

Read how a Nordic style, maintenance free new floor is a furniture all in itself. 

Haavik in as Sales Director

Tor Henrik Haavik enters the role as Sales Director in Steinsvik AS. Haavik has an engineering education from Høgskolen i Haugesund and has been employed in Steinsvik since 2002. Haavik comes from the position of Sales Man...

Powder Characterization Experts Offer Solutions to Optimize Process Performance

Freeman Technology, the powder characterization specialists, will be exhibiting at the Ceramics Expo for the first time (25 – 27 April, Cleveland, OH, USA). The company offers material characterization solutions aimed at o...