Subject: Timor-Leste Local Media Monitoring April 16, 2004

Timor-Leste International and Local Media Monitoring April 16, 2004

Timor Post

PM and the President discussed Timor Sea

The Prime Minister, Dr Mari Alkatiri, said after a meeting with the President, Xanana Gusmao that they discussed the Timor Sea issue and the strategy for the upcoming meeting on April 19. The Prime Minister said that their routine weekly meeting gave him the opportunity also to speak about security after the UNMISET end of mission on May 20.

Civil servants to train in Mozambique, says FM Ramos Horta

Civil servants from East Timor are to receive training in Mozambique in the near future, Dili's Foreign Minister has announced on a visit to African nations. Jose Ramos Horta, speaking Wednesday after a meeting with President Joaquim Chissano, said middle to top-tier officials from Timor's public administration and interior ministries would be trained under the 1999 bilateral cooperation accord. Chissano and Ramos Horta also discussed the June visit of President Xanana Gusmão, who will be attending the next summit of the African, Caribbean and Pacific group of countries in the Mozambican capital.

Timor Sea protest does not affect relations with Australia

The President, Xanana Gusmao, said that the Timor Sea treaty protest in front of the Australian Embassy in Dili (organized by civil society) does not affect at all the relations between Australia and Timor-Leste. The President said that there will always be problems when someone speaks about the economy, the market or natural resources.


Serious Crimes Unit on vacation

The Special Panel for the Serious Crimes Unit (SPSC) staff have taken a holiday from April the 9-26. According to today's edition of the paper a press release sent by JSMP states that the Judge Coordinator said that the decision was taken collectively because is within their rights to have a holiday.

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