The United States strongly repudiates recent calls for a return to the conflict and violence of Colombia’s past. The United States reaffirms its steadfast support for the Government of Colombia in its determination to implement the Havana Accord and secure the just and lasting peace the Colombian people deserve. Inclusive democratic institutions have been and continue to be crucial to that effort. The United States has long been one of Colombia’s strongest partners. Successful implementation of the peace accord is vital to sustainable progress on security, stability, counter narcotics, strengthening human rights, and economic development.