Subject: LUSA: Indonesia Postpones Joint-Border-Committee Meet in Dili

14 Nov 01 11:56 East Timor: Indonesia Postpones Joint-Border-Committee Meet in Dili

A meeting of the joint East Timor-Indonesia border committee scheduled to begin Wednesday in Dili has been postponed at the request of Jakarta´s foreign ministry, officials said.

A government spokesman said Dili was studying the Indonesian request the meeting, the first in three to take place in East Timor, be rescheduled for next week.

He said Indonesia requested the postponement alleging "administrative difficulties".

The bilateral meeting was to have discussed issues of border demarcation, and security and cooperation along the frontier dividing Timor Island.

In announcing the meeting Monday, Dili´s foreign minister, Jose Ramos Horta, said the fact it was taking place inside East Timor for the first time was an "important step in the strengthening of bilateral relations".

Created in September of last year, the joint border committee has met twice, most recently in July, at Indonesian venues.

SAS -Lusa-

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