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EU Special Envoy for the Peace Process in Colombia

In November 2015, Eamon Gilmore was appointed by the EU High Representative and Vice-President of the European Commision, Federicia Mogherini as her Special Envoy for the Peace Process in Colombia.

Announcing Eamon's appointment the HRVP said

"Providing support to this peace process has been one of the priorities since the beginning of my mandate a year ago. Over the past twelve months I met President Santos on several occasions and it is with his full agreement that I decided to entrust Mr. Gilmore with this mission.

With his experience as Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister of Ireland from 2011 to 2014 and his personal involvement in the peace process in Northern Ireland, Mr. Gilmore is the right person for this job and I am pleased that he accepted to take on this challenging commitment.

The Colombian peace process has reached a crucial moment with the groundbreaking agreement on transitional justice. I am confident that a final agreement can be concluded by the end of March, as announced by President Santos.

Eamon Gilmore will convey the political support of the EU for the peace process, especially in the implementation phase. He will work with the Colombian Government and other stakeholders in Colombia, and with EU Member States and the European Parliament. The EU and Member states must present a coherent and well-coordinated response to this historic occasion."

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