May 11, 2016 / 9:37 AM / a year ago

Colombia's President Santos says peace deal with FARC in 'very near future'

Colombia's President Juan Manuel Santos addresses a United Nations General Assembly special session on the world drug problem at U.N. headquarters in New York, U.S., April 21, 2016.Mike Segar

LONDON (Reuters) - Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos said on Wednesday his government hoped to conclude a peace deal with FARC rebels "in the very near future".

A deadline for a final accord between the government and leftist rebels FARC, Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, was missed in March but Santos told investors in London a deal to end Latin America's longest war would be reached soon.

Reporting by Michael Holden; editing by William Schomberg

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