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Colombian former hostage negotiator welcomes Farc peace deal

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Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos (centre left) and Farc leader Timochenko shake hands after agreeing the peace deal
Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos (centre left) and Farc leader Timochenko shake hands after agreeing the peace deal Luis Acosta/ AFP
By: Emily Wright
5 min

On Sunday people in Colombia will be asked in a referendum to approve a historic peace deal between the Colombian government and the Farc rebels that was signed in September. Decades of fighting have left a quarter of a million people dead in Colombia and millions homeless. Armand Burguet used to negotiate the release of Farc hostages like Colombian-French woman Ingrid Bettencourt and the Colombian Congresswoman Clara Rojas. He welcomes the peace deal but says challenges still remain.

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