Subject: East Timor urges UN to drop Alert V in West Timor

Source: Kupang Pos web site, Kupang, in Indonesian 22 May 04

East Timor urges UN to drop Alert V in West Timor

May 24, 2004 1:11am Asia Intelligence Wire

Kupang: The Government of the Democratic Republic of East Timor (RDTL) has urged the United Nations (UN) Security Council (SC) to withdraw the Alert V status in West Timor, NTT [Eastern Lesser Sundas] Province. The maintenance of this status is having a negative impact on the development of tourism in East Timor.

According to the Head of the NTT Social Management Bureau Regional Secretariat, Stanis Tefa, Foreign Minister Ramos Horta explained this request from the RDTL government when meeting with NTT Governor, Piet A Tallo, at the Central Maritime Hotel, Dili, on Wednesday (19 May). Stanis Tefa accompanied Governor Tallo to the meeting with Foreign Minister Ramos Horta.

When meeting with Pos Kupang on Thursday (21 May), Stanis Tefa further explained that Ramos Horta and Governor Tallo also discussed the problem of dealing with former refugees from East Timor. [passage omitted]

The governor and Mrs Ernie Tallo were in Dili, according to Stanis Tefa, on the invitation of the RDTL government to attend the second birthday celebration of RDTL independence on 20 May 2004. While in Dili, the governor paid a visit to the Seroja Heroes' Graveyard and held dialogues with Indonesian citizens there.

Source: Kupang Pos web site, Kupang, in Indonesian 22 May 04

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