THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
STATEMENT BY THE PRESS SECRETARY
The United States Government welcomes the announcements by the Government of Guatemala and the Guatemalan National Revolutionary Unit (URNG) that they will suspend offensive military actions. We applaud both sides for their courage and their commitment to resolving Guatemala's civil conflict.
The establishment of a cease-fire is a significant step towards peace. Next week the parties will meet again to continue their discussions. The United States supports this process and urges the parties to take the furthest steps necessary to bring this 35 year civil war to a peaceful and enduring conclusion.
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