Subject: Antara - EAST TIMOR: UN talks on the territory resume Jan 28
Date: Sat, 23 Jan 1999 09:08:55 -0000
From: "Paula Pinto" <paularoque@mail.telepac.pt>

Saturday, January 23, 1999

E Timor : UN TALKS ON THE TERRITORY RESUMES JANUARY 28

United Nations (New York), Jan 23 (ANTARA/AFP) - The next round of talks on autonomy for East Timor is scheduled for January 28 and is expected to last about a week, the UN announced Friday.

UN spokesman Fred Eckhard said the session "is a continuation of the tripartite talks -- Indonesia, Portugal, United Nations -- that were held in November." The UN secretary general's special envoy for East Timor, Jamsheed Marker, said after a December visit to the Indonesia and the former Portuguese colony that an agreement was imminent.

Jakarta has said it is prepared to concede autonomy to East Timor on conditions that the international community recognize the integration.

East Timor leaders accept the principle of autonomy on condition the East Timorese can have a say in their fate in the form of a referendum.

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