Subject: USGOV: Albright on E Timor
Date: Sat, 29 May 1999 11:35:03 -0400
From: "John M. Miller" <fbp@igc.apc.org>

TEXT: ALBRIGHT URGES CONGRESS NOT TO SLASH FOREIGN AFFAIRS BUDGET (Warns of "surrender" of U.S. global leadership)

May 20, 1999 testimony before the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Foreign Operations.

[Excerpt]

Elsewhere in the region, we are strongly supporting those committed to political and economic reform.

While visiting Indonesia this spring, I spoke both publicly and privately about the importance of holding free, fair and credible elections on June 7, and about the need for the Indonesian military to do more to stop violence without abusing human rights. I also discussed with Indonesian leaders the ongoing effort to reach a just and peaceful resolution of the status of East Timor. My emphasis was on the need to disarm paramilitary forces, promote stability, and respect the will of East Timor's people as the transition to a new status takes place.

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