UN in Colombia to "hit the ground running", says peacekeeping chief

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A view of indigenous children from the Embera people, displaced by armed conflict, in Colombia. UN File Photo/Mark Garten

The UN in Colombia has to "hit the ground running" the head of peacekeeping operations said during an official visit to Mexico.

The new political mission will be responsible for monitoring disarmament should the Colombian government and FARC rebels agree on a peace deal.

They are currently in talks to end a 51-year old conflict.

Speaking to Pierre-Marc Rene, Hervé Ladsous confirmed that observers from Mexico are currently being deployed.

He began by explaining the reasons for his visit to the country.

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