Subject: LUSA: UDT holds "open door" meeting in Dili
Date: Mon, 14 Sep 1998 08:31:43 -0400 (EDT)
From: "Sharon R.A. Scharfe" <pet@web.net>

14 SET 98 - 11:26 East Timor/Australia: Democratic Timorese Union (UDT) holds "Open-door" meeting in Dili

Sydney, Sept. 14 (Lusa) - About 200 people participated in Dili on Sunday in an "open-door" meeting of the Democratic Timorese Union (UDT) in Dili, capital of the occupied territory of East Timor.

National Unity and the future of political dialogue among East Timor's different political movement were the general meeting's main topics. Leandro Issac, vice-president of the Higher Political Council of the Democratic Timorese Union, told LUSA in Sydney by telephone from Dili the meeting had taken place without any intervention by the Indonesian occupation forces. Representatives of other political parties, namely FRETILIN, Kota, Worker's Party (Partido Trabalhista) and APODETI, as well as as members of the Movement of Unity and Reconciliation of the People of East Timor, attended the five-hour meeting. Joao Carrascalao, the leader of the UDT living in exile in Sydney, took part in the meeting through the direct telephone message to the participants.

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