Subject: Lusa: East Timor: Land border demarcated by June

East Timor: Land border demarcated by June, 80% already defined - Dili

Dili, April 3 (Lusa) - About 80 percent of the land border between East Timor and former occupier Indonesia has been demarcated and outstanding differences should be resolved within three months, the government announced in Dili Wednesday.

Officials said preliminary data from the joint border demarcation team indicated "points of discrepancy" remained in some regions, such as Citrana, Memo, Manusasi and Motaain, but that a final agreement was expected by June.

The land frontier dividing the island between East Timor and Indonesian West Timor is being determined on the basis of a 1904 treaty agreed by former colonial powers Portugal and the Netherlands and international arbitration that took place in 1914.

The border demarcation process is taking place under a Joint Frontier Commission set up last October.

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