|Subject: Satunet: UN invites West Tim
governor, deputies to assembly inauguration
East Timor: UN invites West Timor governor, deputies to assembly inauguration
SOURCE: Satunet web site, Jakarta, in Indonesian 6 Sep 01
Satunet.com: UNTAET UN Transitional Administration in East Timor has invited NTT East Nusa Tenggara Governor Piet Tallo, his representative Johanis Pake Pani and NTT DPRD District House of Representatives Chairman Daniel Woda Palle to attend the inauguration of East Timor's Constituent Assembly members in Dili on 15 September .
Head of Staff for UNTAET N. Parameswaran said in Kupang on Wednesday 5 September that he had already handed them the invitation on behalf of UNTAET Head Sergio Vieira de Mello...
This is part of an attempt by UNTAET to improve relations between the Timor Lorosae (TL) and NTT communities, as is the hope of TL presidential candidate Xanana Gusmao.
Before UNTAET leaves TL, they hope to restore ties between the two. "If relations between the people of Timor Leste and NTT are strained this is because there are still a number of refugees residing in camps in Belu district, North Central Timor (TTU), South Central Timor (TTS) and Kupang," he said.
However, if the issue of refugees is resolved through reconciliation and repatriation then the two regions can develop together with stable politics and security...
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