Subject: AN: Indonesia, Timor Seek Manpower Cooperation

Antara - The Indonesian National News Agency

April 14, 2004

INDONESIA, TIMOR LESTE SEEK MANPOWER COOPERATION

Jakarta, April 14 (ANTARA) - The governments of Indonesia and Timor Leste are seeking ways to establish a cooperation in manpower affairs, Indonesia's manpower and transmigration minister has said.

The two governments have agreed to seek a form of cooperation," Jacob Nuwa Wea said after receiving Timor Leste's State Secretary for Manpower Affairs and Solidarity Ariseneo P Bano here on Wednesday.

He said the cooperation should benefit the two countries.

Meanwhile, Ariseneo said his government is looking into the possibility of Timor Leste sending workers to Indonesia to get training.

He said his government is studying Indonesia's manpower system.

He also noted that some Indonesians are working for small and medium businesses in Timor Leste.


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