Subject: AN: Yudhoyono-Xanana Meeting to be Rescheduled

Yudhoyono-Xanana Meeting to be Rescheduled

Jakarta (ANTARA) - Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono has yet to decide the date of his meeting with his Timor Leste's counterpart, Xanana Gusmao, which was supposed to be held on January 28, a presidential spokesman said on Thursday.

The meeting would be rescheduled because the president was now concentrating on Indonesian domestic affairs, Dino Pati Djalal said.

Dino denied that the postponement was due to Timor Leste President Xanana Gusmao's report to the United Nations on the findings of the Commission of Admittance and Verification and Reconciliation (CAVR) recently.

The report, which is considered an unhappy report' by Indonesia, recalled the incident in the aftermath of the United Nations-sponsored people ballot in East Timor in 1999, despite the agreement of both countries to settle the case through the Commission of Truth and Friendship. The commission's establishment was declared by Yudhoyono and Xanana in Jakarta last March 2005.

"We are 'uhappy' about the report, as the accusation was false and inaccurate. We also do not understand why we have to open the old wound," Dino added.

However, he reaffirmed that the postponement of the meeting was nothing to do with the CAVR report.

The 2,500-page CAVR report, which was delivered to the UN by Xanana on January 20, among others said that some 183,000 people were killed during the 24 year-long integration of East Timor with Indonesia (1974-1999).

The CAVR, which was set up in Timor Leste in 2001, has completed its report on a number of human rights violations during 1974-1999.

Xanana said that he did not interfere in the contents of the report, but the report was sent to the United Nations to meet the requirement on the establishment of the CAVR. (*)

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