Colombia: Consensus on ceasefire a "happy development"

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Jean Arnault, Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Colombia, briefs journalists at a press conference in Bogotá. Photo: UNIC Bogotá

Popular support for the ceasefire in Colombia is "one of the happy developments" in the wake of the recent referendum there, the head of the UN mission in the country has said.

The 2 October plebiscite saw Colombians narrowly rejecting a peace deal between the Government and FARC rebels aimed at ending five decades of conflict.

However, UN mission chief Jean Arnault said strong support for a ceasefire, which took effect in August, indicates the public's desire for peace despite the vote.

Carla Garcia asked him about the next steps.

Duration: 4’41″

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