Subject: DPA: Bush approves military sales for East Timor

Deutsche Presse-Agentur

May 29, 2002, Wednesday

Bush approves military sales for East Timor

Washington (dpa) U.S. President George W. Bush has given the green light to weapons sales and military cooperation with East Timor, the world's newest nation, the White House announced Wednesday.

In a brief memorandum to Secretary of State Colin Powell, Bush said sales of defence articles and services to East Timor would be in the U.S. interest. No specific sales were authorized.

The United States established full diplomatic relations with East Timor when the former Indonesian colony marked its independence on May 20. dpa dm mm

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