Subject: LUSA: Lisbon to sign new defense cooperation accord next week

13-01-2005 12:58:00. Fonte LUSA. Notícia SIR-6664047 Temas:

East Timor: Lisbon to sign new defense cooperation accord next week

Dili, Jan. 13 (Lusa) - Portugal's state secretary for defense, Jorge Neto, will sign a new one-year cooperation accord with East Timor in Dili next week, a Timorese official said Thursday.

The official told Lusa Neto would pay a five-day visit, beginning Tuesday.

Lisbon is currently Dili's main aid partner in defense cooperation with various programs worth euros 4 million underway, primarily for the training of Defense Force personnel.

Two Portuguese officers are also posted as advisors in the chief of staff office.

EL/SAS Lusa

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