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"The Transitional UN Administrator Sergio Vieira de Mello on Saturday officially dissolved the National Council." Suara Timor Lorosae

Bahasa Indonesia Headlines ­ Monday 16 July 2001

National Council Officially Dissolved

Suara Timor Lorosae

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The Transitional UN Administrator Sergio Vieira de Mello on Saturday officially dissolved the National Council.

In his closing speech to the NC, he said the decision to set up the National Council was taken at the Tibar Conference last year.
Sergio de Mello said many sectors of Timor Lorosae society thought it was a positive move to involve the Timorese in the decision-making process of the country ­ both from a legislative and executive viewpoint.

“Although this body is supported by UNTAET, it, however, is viewed as a representative of the people,” stressed Sergio de Mello.

“The National Council was established on 23 October 2000 and was recognized quickly as a credible body by UNTAET and ETTA.”

Sergio de Mello said the National Council passed 28 regulations, out of which 12 were passed four weeks ago.

Sergo de Mello admitted that such a thing was yet to be done by any parliament.

“I thank you for your dedication to the country and you took double the intiiative to consider these regulations,” he told the National Council members.
 


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