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“Once again Xanana has shown his love and loyalty to his people. ... He is a wonderful human being and will be a great President of an independent East Timor.” Dr Ramos Horta
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FAETTA: Ramos-Horta on Xanana decision
Department of Foreign Affairs
East Timor Transitional Administration

25 August 2001

For Immediate Release

DR JOSE RAMOS-HORTA CONGRATULATES XANANA GUSMAO ON HIS DECISION TO RUN FOR PRESIDENT

Cabinet Member for Foreign Affairs, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Dr Jose Ramos-Horta said he is extremely pleased by the decision of popular East Timorese Leader Xanana Gusmao to run for President.

“Once again Xanana has shown his love and loyalty to his people.” Dr Ramos Horta said.

“He is a wonderful human being and will be a great President of an independent East Timor”.

East Timor heads to the polls on August 30 to elect a Constituent Assembly in the countries first democratic elections.  The announcement of the results is expected by September 10.  The Assembly will then have three months to write the countries constitution, which will detail the Presidential election procedure.

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For further information contact:

Ms Caroline O’Brien
Media Liaison Officer - Department of Foreign Affairs
East Timor Transitional Administration
Telephone: +61 (0)417 879 953
Email: contact_carolineo@hotmail.com
Website: http://www.faetta.com


José Ramos-Horta

* Mr Jose Ramos-Horta is an internationally-renowned spokesperson for the East Timorese cause. He received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1996 for “sustained efforts to hinder the oppression of small people”.

* Mr Ramos-Horta has been a dynamic and determined advocate for a free and independent East Timor. From 1976 until 1989, he was the permanent representative of the Frente Revolucionaria de Timor Leste Independente (FRETILIN) at the United Nations.  He currently holds the position of Cabinet Member for Foreign Affairs, United Nations Transitional Administration in East Timor.


See also: BD: Recent news re Kay Rala Xanana Gusmão

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