Wednesday, 14 June 2017

Colombia's Farc hand over a further 30% of weapons

Colombia's Farc rebels have handed over a further 30% of its weapons to United Nations inspectors as part of last year's historic peace accord.

President Juan Manuel Santos said the gesture showed that the agreement with the rebels was going ahead as planned.

The Farc have now decommissioned 60% of the weapons they had registered with the UN.

Under the terms of the accord, the rebels have agreed to give up more than five decades of armed struggle.

"This is a historic day. Peace will be built little by little, like a cathedral, which you build brick by brick," said Mr Santos.

BBC     News.