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Subject: UN talks resume, Marker to go to ET
Date: Wed, 25 Nov 1998 16:38:56 -0500
From: "John M. Miller" <etan@etan.org>

HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE NOON BRIEFING BY FRED ECKHARD, THE SPOKESMAN FOR THE SECRETARY-GENERAL

UN HEADQUARTERS, NEW YORK Wednesday, 25 November 1998

EAST TIMOR

Three-way talks on East Timor involving Portugal, Indonesia and the United Nations will resume today at 3 p.m. at UN headquarters.

Secretary-General Kofi Annan, in a statement, said he and his Personal Representative for East Timor, Jamsheed Marker, have been in touch with all parties concerned with regard to the situation in East Timor and the recent reports of violence and the allegations of a large number of civilian deaths.

"The effort to ascertain the veracity of these reports is continuing," the statement said, adding that the Secretary-General welcomed the announcement that the Indonesian National Commission on Human Rights will conduct an investigation.

As part of the ongoing process of consultations, Jamsheed Marker will travel to Indonesia and East Timor in mid-December.

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