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Colombia: ICRC supports return journey of ELN members

21-04-2006 News Release

This press release was issued by the ICRC delegation in Bogota.

As part of the peace process between the Colombian government and the National Liberation Army (ELN), supported by the guarantors of the “Casa de Paz” initiative, the ICRC accompanied ELN representative Antonio García and ELN member Pedro Ramón Durán Delgado on their return journey today, 21 April, from the “Casa de Paz” in the vicinity of Medellín, Colombia, to Caracas, Venezuela.

Guarantors of the “Casa de Paz” initiative, together with representatives of the Norwegian, Spanish and Swiss governments, also accompanied the flight.

The helicopter and plane chartered by the guarantors of the “Casa de Paz” for this operation were marked with the ICRC emblem.

 For further information, please contact: Yves Heller, ICRC Bogotá, tel. +57 311 4 91 07 89