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Lula condemns the terrorism in a message to the Fa

Lula condemns the terrorism in a message to the Farc

President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva affirmed this Wednesday to the Colombian colleague Juan Manuel Santos that Brazil supports a negotiated solution for the internal conflict in the neighbor country.

Lula reiterated that Brazil doesn´t claim to get involved in the question that involves the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (Farc).

According to the international adviser of the Presidency of the Republic, Marco Aurélio Garcia, the problem of the Farc must be resolved in Colombia by the Colombians.

He reaffirmed that Brazil only participates in this process if it is requested by the government of Colombia.

Marco Aurélio Garcia emphasized still that the issue must not be treated by the Union of the South American Nations (UNASUR).

Garcia affirmed that Brazil has a critical position regarding the Farc, but that it doesn´t rate the organization as a terrorist group because of not being an agency of classification.

Mercosur

Brazil invited Colombia to participate, in December 17, in Foz do Iguaçu (state of Paraná), of the Summit of Presidents of the Mercosur.

Juan Manuel Santos expressed still his wish of seeing the country closer to its neighbors and demonstrated disposition in integrating Colombia with more strength to the UNASUR.

Agreements

Brazil and Colombia signed an agreement that intends to strengthen the police presence in the common frontier.

The Federal Police and the Colombian National Police acted in the combat to the organized crime through joint investigations, exchange of information and cooperation in intelligence.

The measures adopted this Wednesday are going to enlarge the bilateral cooperation that already exists.

Also were signed agreements of technical cooperation in agriculture, biofuels, frontier development and industry of defense.

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