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Colombian President on UK State Visit as Peace Deal Teeters

Colombian President on UK State Visit as Peace Deal Teeters

Tuesday, 01 November 2016 09:43 AM

LONDON (AP) — Colombia's president is being greeted with lavish ceremony on a state visit to Britain — while at home his government tries to salvage a deal to end decades of violence.

Juan Manuel Santos won the Nobel Peace Prize last month for striking a deal with Colombia's main rebel group to end the South American country's civil war. But the deal was narrowly rejected by voters in a referendum.

Santos will stay at Buckingham Palace as a guest of Queen Elizabeth II on the state visit, the first by a Colombian leader.

Santos and his wife, Maria Clemencia Rodriguez de Santos, were welcomed by the queen and her husband Prince Philip on Tuesday.

Later, Santos will address lawmakers at Britain's Parliament.

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