.- Colombiaâs National Commission on Reconciliation has announced a proposal for a âNational Accord for Peace and Reconciliation in Colombia.â
The president of the Bishopsâ Conference of Colombia and of the National Commission, Bishop Ruben Salazar Gomez, said the initiative is intended to build âa minimum consensus that will allow the country the find the paths that will unite us in building a more just, more fraternal and peaceful Colombia. And in this way effectively contribute to the end of the armed conflict and the social conflict in general.â
According to a press release on the bishopsâ website, the president of the National Industrial Association, Luis Carlos Villegas, said the Commissionâs initiative is âcompletely endorsable by business organizations. The plan âhas our full support,â he said.
Augusto Ramirez Ocampo, another member of the Commission, said that during the coming months, consultations will take place with different sectors of Colombian society to âslowly begin building a network.â He explained that the aim is to create an accord that is simple and understandable to all. âIt should be the expression of the national soul,â he said.