Minister congratulates Colombian President on being awarded Nobel Peace Prize

Colombia – Awarding of the Nobel Peace Prize to Mr Juan Manuel Santos – Statement by M. Jean-Marc Ayrault, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Development

Paris, 7 October 2016

France welcomes the awarding of the Nobel Peace Prize to Mr Juan Manuel Santos, President of Colombia, for his resolute action to promote peace in his country.

This award recognizes President Santos’s courage in choosing the path of dialogue in order to restore peace in Colombia. It serves as an incentive to continue on this path following the referendum of 2 October.

I warmly congratulate President Santos. France stands more than ever alongside Colombia in its efforts to achieve peace./.

Published on 13/10/2016

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