Photo: Getty Images Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos

Fighters of the Revolutionary armed forces of Colombia passed the last weapons to the authorities.

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos announced the complete disarmament of the Revolutionary armed forces of Colombia (FARC), which means the end of the conflict between the rebels and the government, reports AFP.

It is noted that on 15 August in Colombia, took place the last event of the surrender of weapons by the FARC fighters.

“Today we heard the last breath of the conflict… Along with the surrender of weapons it is truly over, and in the lives of our people entered a new phase,” said Santos.

The FARC was established in 1964 as the military wing of the local Communist party to struggle for a “New Colombia” − a society of social justice and equality. In the ranks of the group consist of up to 20 thousand soldiers . Peace negotiations with the authorities took almost four years and not once were on the verge of collapse, but in the end was successful.

We will remind, in November 2016, the President of Colombia, Juan Manuel Santos, and the leader of the Revolutionary armed forces of Colombia, Rodrigo Londoño Echeverri signed a final peace agreement in the country, which should put an end to more than a half-century internal conflict, which killed 220 thousand people.

Later the country adopted a law on Amnesty for the rebels.

Rebels in Colombia have surrendered most of the weapons