Subject: AN: Indonesia - E Timor Boundaries Near

Also- AN: Indonesia VP say kerosene smuggling to ET causes shortages

INDONESIA - EAST TIMOR BOUNDARIES NEARING COMPLETION

July 10, 2005 11:08pm

Jakarta, July 8 (ANTARA) - Indonesia and East Timor are expected to solve their boundaries once and for all in a not too distant future, a cabinet member said.

Minister of Foreign Affairs Hassan Wirajuda said here on Friday that 96 percent of the two neighboring coutries' boundaries had already been solved.

"We believe the remaining four percent would be solved in a not too distant future," he said in his speech in the Indonesia - East Timor 3rd joint commission ministerial meeting here on Friday.

Hassan led the Indonesian delegation to the meeting and his East Timorese counterpart Ramos Horta led his delegation.

In their joint communique, they said the two countries agreed to settle the remaining four percent of their unsolved boundaries.

There was no information about when they would resume their talks.

The two sides agreed that the first post would be planted in Motaain, a checkpoint some 30 kms from Belu district, capital of Atambua, East Nusa Tenggara.

On security in the border areas, they also agreed to discuss a coordinated arrangement and cooperation to secure the borders between Indonesia and Timor Leste which Indonesia proposed to be signed as soon as possible, because the previous arrangement has expired on June 26, 2005.

(THROUGH ASIA PULSE)

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VP LEADS MEETING ON ENERGY SAVING

July 11, 2005 12:35am Asia Intelligence Wire

Jakarta, July 7 (ANTARA) - Vice President Jusuf Kalla led a meeting on energy saving at his office here Thursday amidst concern over current fuel shortage in some places in the country.

ANTARA reported the meeting was scheduled on Tuesday but delayed since Kalla attended a cabinet session which was held at presidential office.

Energy and Mineral Resources Purnomo Yusgiantoro, Jakarta governor Sutiyoso, state oil and gas company PT Pertamina director Widya Purnama, state electricity company PT PLN director Eddie Widiono were present at the Thursday's meeting.

Widya claimed on Tuesday that Pertamina had secured oil supply to gas stations the countrywide.

"I guarantee that oil supply is enough," he said.

Meanwhile Sutiyoso said oil supply in Jakarta was adequate to meet public demand.

"I have checked that oil supply in Jakarta is still enough so long as people use oil wisely," he said.

Asked on fuel shortage in North Jakarta, Sutiyoso said oil supply had been factually enough but demand for oil was higher than supply.

"I'm afraid that kerosene has been consumed greatly by industrial sector or smuggled to East Timor," he said.

President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono said here on Wednesday the government would soon issue an instruction on energy saving of oil and electricity which ought to be done by all government instances including the military and the police.


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