Both sides in Colombia talks committed to dialogue: U.S. official

Reuters News
Posted: Oct 05, 2016 4:56 PM

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Both the Colombian government and Marxist rebels are committed to dialogue to reach agreement to end the country's 52-year-long civil war despite voters' rejection of a peace deal, a senior U.S. State Department official said on Wednesday.

"They have made it clear they want the peace process to continue and they want to negotiate a settlement," the official told reporters on a conference call. He said he had met with both sides in Havana, Cuba, on Wednesday.

(Reporting by Patricia Zengerle; Editing by James Dalgleish)