Prime Minister met Nobel Peace Prize Laureate President Juan Manuel Santos
On Monday 12 December, Prime Minister Stefan Löfven received Colombia's President Juan Manuel Santos in Stockholm. The visit took place in connection with President Santos being awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts to bring about a peace agreement between the Colombian Government and FARC guerrillas. The award should be seen as a tribute to all those involved in the peace process, the Colombian people and the victims of the war.
During his visit to Stockholm, President Santos attended a seminar at the Riksdag. The purpose of the seminar was to discuss the lessons that can be learned from the Colombian peace process and how they can be applied to other conflicts.
Colombia's peace agreement
After 52 years of armed conflict, four years of peace talks and a defeated peace agreement, the two sides have now concluded a new peace agreement, signed on 24 November. This agreement is referred to as the first peace agreement in history to offer equal social rights since a gender perspective permeates the text of the agreement.