Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Foreign Affairs & Trade Darragh O’Brien has welcomed the peace agreement signed between the Colombian Government and the Farc.

Commenting on the agreement Deputy O’Brien said, “I am delighted that the Colombian Government and the Farc have signed a peace agreement, putting an end to a conflict which has lasted in excess of fifty years and resulted in over 200,000 causalities. This is an historic agreement; one which I hope will result in lasting peace.

“While no doubt the path ahead will not always be straightforward, our own history of conflict has shown us that the benefits of peace cannot be over stated. It is my sincere hope that this agreement marks beginning of a brighter, more prosperous future for Colombia and its people”.