Colombia's President Santos says peace deal with FARC in 'very near future'

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Posted: May 11, 2016 5:35 AM

LONDON (Reuters) - Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos said on Wednesday his government hoped to conclude a peace deal with FARC rebels "in the very near future".

A deadline for a final accord between the government and leftist rebels FARC, Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, was missed in March but Santos told investors in London a deal to end Latin America's longest war would be reached soon.

(Reporting by Michael Holden; editing by William Schomberg)