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Subject: LUSA: ET governor to take part in AIETD
Date: Mon, 26 Oct 1998 06:42:34 -0500 (EST)
From: "Sharon R.A. Scharfe" <>

26 OUT 98 - 10:17 East Timor: Pro-Indonesian Governor to take part in intra-Timorese meeting in Australia [sic]

Jakarta, Oct. 26 (Lusa) - East Timor's controversial pro-Indonesian governor, Abilio Osorio Soares, has said he will take part in the fourth "intra-Timorese" meeting in Austria bettween 31 October and 2 November at the "personal" invitation of UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan. Soares told the Indonesian news agency Antara on Sunday he would participate in the meeting near Vienna as a "good listener", adding he hoped the meeting could lead to concrete measures improving the life of the East Timorese population.

Soares urged East Timorese Nobel Peace Prize co-laureate to visit to his homeland, saying it was "very easy to scream for freedom" outside East Timor. Soares last month threated to fire all civil servants in East Timor failing to support, in writing, Jakarta's proposed autonomy for the occupied territory.


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