Colombia's President dedicates Nobel Peace Prize to conflict victims

(VOVworld) - Colombia's President Juan Manuel Santos, who won the 2016 Nobel Peace Prize on Friday, dedicated his award to the millions of victims of armed conflict in Colombia for their dedication to achieving peace. He said the Nobel Prize is for the victims and for there not to be one more victim, one more death. He said the Colombian people need to reconcile and unite to contribute to the peace process and begin to build a stable and lasting peace.

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The Nobel Peace Prize is a tribute to millions of victims who have suffered for more than 50 years, said Colombia's President Juan Manuel Santos (reuters)

The Colombian president, 65, was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, among candidates including German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Pope Francis. The Nobel Prize is a crowning achievement for his efforts to end the 52-year conflict that killed 220,000 people and forced six million others to flee from home. The Colombian government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC, signed a peace deal after four years of negotiation. Though Colombian voters rejected the peace deal in a recent referendum, President Juan reiterated his determination to pursue peace and ethnic dialogue.

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