“If the government complies, we will return”: Antonio García on dialogues with ELN

“If the government complies, we will return”: Antonio García on dialogues with ELN
“If the government complies, we will return”: Antonio García on dialogues with ELN

In a video, the commander of the ELN guerrilla, Antonio García, insists that the government of President Gustavo Petro “fails” to comply with what was agreed in the dialogues and that is why the peace table remains frozen. That position has been ratified on several occasions by the guerrilla.

García also recognizes that there is a “crisis” on the table and that such “non-compliance” is due to the parallel dialogues that the government is holding with Comuneros del Sur, the ELN front of Nariño that showed a desire for peace and even announced a break in relations. the national command of that armed group.

The key:

He will return to the table, “but not like this.” “To the extent that there is compliance with the agreements, the ELN agrees to return to the table and continue the peace process,” he said.

He insists that the dialogues in Nariño are a “farce.” Antonio Garcia He once again accused this Front of allying itself with the military forces and infiltrating the ELN to “generate blows to the ELN command.” That narrative is not new.

“One way for the government to protect them is to set up a false regional peace process to bypass certain political benefits and say that the ELN is divided,” he said.

Why is it key? The dialogue table has been stopped for two months. However, the ELN is the guerrilla with the most advances and setbacks in Petro’s total peace policy. While the table remains frozen, last month the first point of the agreement regarding the participation model was signed.

And this week, Antonio García assured that the ELN is “committed” to the peace process and left open the possibility that such a process “opens or concludes in a constituent process,” taking into account the constituent proposal of President Gustavo Petro.

However, he had already insisted that the government was failing to comply with the agreements, something that, as La Silla said, showed the inflexibility of the guerrilla that has already been in arms for 60 years.

#Colombia

 
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