Colombia peace bid 'too far to turn back' after Nobel: UN chief

October 7, 2016 4:05 PM

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Colombia peace bid 'too far to turn back' after Nobel: UN chief

NEW YORK: UN Chief Ban Ki-moon hailed the awarding of the Nobel Peace Prize to Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos on Friday, saying it shows the country has come "too far to turn back now."

The decision comes "at a critical moment when this special acknowledgement provides needed hope and encouragement to the Colombian people,” the UN secretary general said that about Santos's efforts to bring the country's half-century-long civil war with the FARC rebels to an end, despite voters' rej...

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