Both sides in Colombia talks committed to dialogue: US official

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.

Reuters| Last Updated: Oct 06, 2016, 02:49 AM IST

Washington: 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.