(UN News Centre) – Welcoming the signing today of the new peace agreement between the Government of Colombia and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia-People’s Army (FARC-EP), United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon expressed the hope that Colombians will “come together at this time to move the peace process forward.” “[The Secretary-General] commends the parties for their determination to bring this long-standing conflict to an end. He congratulates all who participated constructively in the dialogue that led to the new agreement,” said a statement issued this evening by a UN spokesperson, which noted that the new deal had been reached following broad consultations with political and social sectors.