Subject: AN: Anti-Terrorism Cooperation

E NUSA TENGGARA TO ESTABLISH ANTI-TERRORISM COOPERATION WITH E TIMOR

November 13, 2003 3:27pm

Antara

Kupang, E Nusa Tenggara, Nov 12 (ANTARA) - The East Nusa Tenggara provincial police command plans to establish anti-terrorism cooperation with the East Timor police, the command's chief said here on Wednesday.

"I will go to East Timor later this month to discuss the matter," Brig Gen Edward Aritonang said.

He said he considered the cooperation important as the province and East Timor shared the same island.

"We will sign a kind of memorandum of understanding to make the cooperation more orderly and well coordinated," he said.

Asked about the possibilities of terrorists entering the region from East Timor, Edward diplomatically said that no place in the world was free from possible terrorist threats.

Edward said that he had already stationed intelligence officers at entry points to prevent possible entry of terrorists or persons wanted by the Indonesian police.


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