Tuesday, December 2, 2014

The Netherlands Expands Contribution to the OAS Mission to Support the Peace Process in Colombia

The Organization of American States (OAS) today signed an agreement with the Netherlands through which the European country will expand its contribution to the Mission to Support the Peace Process (MAPP/OAS) in Colombia, which accompanies the country in a verification and advisory role during the process of demobilization and reintegration of illegal armed groups, and supports peace efforts.

The document signed sets out an increase of 635,000 dollars in the Dutch contribution to the MAPP, which brings the total contribution since the beginning of the program in 2004 to approximately 14 million dollars. During the signing ceremony, Secretary General Insulza highlighted the importance of the contribution, recalling that “the Kingdom of the Netherlands has supported this Mission since its beginning in 2004, not only has it supported us in times when we were working full speed on all the issues of verification and settlement of displaced persons, but also in moments that were quite difficult.”

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