Subject: LUSA: Portuguese interests section chief to visit East Timor this month
Date: Sat, 06 Mar 1999 08:41:46 -0500
From: "Sharon R.A. Scharfe" <pet@web.net>

03 MAR 99 - 08:14 East Timor: Portuguese interests section chief to visit East Timor this month

Jakarta, Mar 03 (Lusa) - Portugal's chief diplomat in Jakarta, Ana Gomes, said in Jakarta on Tuesday she would pay her first visit to East Timor later this month. Gomes, who heads the Portuguese interests section at the Dutch embassy in Jakarta, also said she planned to pay regular visits to East Timor. Gomes also said that some East Timorese resistance leaders's recent criticism of Portugal had possibly been triggered by "anxiety and restlesness" over the political future of their occupied homeland. Gomes said that East Timor resistance leader Xanana Gusmao had never voiced any criticism of Portugal during serveral meetings with her in the past few weeks. Lusa/Fim

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