|Subject: LUSA: Lisbon providing 30 police
for new UN mission - Ambassador Salgueiro
17-05-2005 13:56:00. Fonte LUSA. Notícia SIR-7007587 Temas:
East Timor: Lisbon providing 30 police for new UN mission - Ambassador Salgueiro
Washington, May 17 (Lusa) - Portugal stands ready to contribute 30 police officers to the new, revamped United Nations' mission in East Timor, Portuguese Ambassador João Salgueiro, informed the Security Council.
Salgueiro announced Lisbon's readiness to continue aiding UN efforts in its former Asian territory during Security Council discussions of East Timor in New York Monday.
He applauded the council's decision to extend its presence in Dili for one year through a pruned-back mission, dubbed UNOTIL.
While the situation there remained "calm and stable", Salgueiro said Portugal considered the Security Council should pay "particular attention to the situation" as the UN prepares to withdraw its last peacekeeping contingents later this month.
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