Colombia’s Center-right Centro Democrático party and the peace pursuing Pacto por la Paz congress members have signed into a historic agreement, enabling the country’s government to formally establish zones in which the FARC armed group operates.
The proposal, led by former president Álvaro Uribe Vélez will be a key step during the disarmament and demobilization of the FARC, when a peace deal is signed, daily El Espectador reports.
The move, approved by the UN security council, will ensure that the outlined zones are not within urban areas. The zones will also be subjected to time constraints, as Colombia enters into peace time.
Úribe, an avid social media user, tweeted a video response to the agreement, recorded after leaving congress:
Aceptados 8 puntos del Centro Democrático: uno en la ley y siete en constancia aprobada por unanimidad en el Senadohttps://t.co/EOayCocfNI
— Álvaro Uribe Vélez (@AlvaroUribeVel) March 10, 2016