Happy Newroz from the FARC-EP Peace Delegation in Havana

The peace delegation of Colombian guerrillas, the FARC-EP currently in Havana wkolumbija-hen negotiations with the Colombian government are taking place, has sent a message to the Kurdish people celebrating Newroz.

The peace negotiations in Havana have been going on for over a year now in the Cuban capital. Progress is slow, but the FARC are determined to work to achieve a just and lasting peace.

In their message to the Kurdish people the FARC-EP wish Kurds “the biggest success in their anti-imperialist, nationalist struggle for peace and unity of its people. Like us, you also seek to build the Great Homeland which will allow a prosperous, democratic future, with respect to the self-determination of our peoples, for only then, we will be able to eradicate the inhuman discrimination and exploitation others have subjected us to”.

Here is the full text of the message:

With the strength of a people struggling every day to win their freedom and independence and peace with social justice, from our homeland, and from Cuba, Free Territory of America, we, the Peace Delegation of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, People’s Army, extend our fraternal revolutionary greetings to our brother Kurdish people, its political representatives and its guerrillas, in their celebration of the new year, Newroz .

We wish the biggest success for the Kurdish people in their anti-imperialist, nationalist struggle for peace and unity of its people. Like us, you also seek to build the Great Homeland which will allow a prosperous, democratic future, with respect to the self-determination of our peoples, for only then, we will be able to eradicate the inhuman discrimination and exploitation others have subjected us to.

In the human torrent of the Bolivarian cause, in the great mass social movement demanding for sovereignty, dignity, democracy, the dismantling of state terrorism, as well as the conquest of fundamental rights, decent work, education, health, gender equality, protecting the planet and the welfare of mankind, lies our strength which is necessary to build peace in Colombia. This is the firm determination of each of the men and women guerrillas of the FARC-EP.

You, as the men and women guerrillas of the FARC-EP, are in a process of dialogue, which is advancing above all thanks to the efforts of the Kurdish people and their great leader Abdullah Öcalan.
Both you and us are looking to achieve peace with social justice in the least painful way for our people: through dialogue.
We wish you every success in your work, we express our solidarity with women and men prisoners and we hope in the near victory of your ideals.

The present is of struggle, the future will be ours!

21 March 2014,
Peace Delegation of the FARC-EP, Havana-Cuba

On March 21st, 2014, posted in: KJKONLINE, KJK Agenda by