Taking into account the new role defined for the CNRT in the outcome of the Darwin meeting in October 1999 of its National Political Commission whereby it had the duty to conceptualise the political transitional process and this was fulfilled with the presentation of the calendar for the process;
Recalling that the CNRT Congress, held from 21 to 30 August 2000, had already envisaged its dissolution and the setting up of the necessary mechanisms to that effect;
Being aware of the demands of the new on-going political framework which will lead to the holding of the first democratic elections in Timor LoroSa’e;
In accordance with the Resolutions adopted in the Extraordinary Conference For The Dissolution of the CNRT/CN, held from 5 to 7 June;
I, Kay Rala Xanana Gusmão, President of the CNRT/CN, declare that
AT FIVE P.M., ON THE NINTH DAY OF THE MONTH OF JUNE OF THE YEAR TWO THOUSAND AND ONE, THE NATIONAL COUNCIL OF TIMORESE RESISTANCE (CNRT/CN) IS FORMALLY DISSOLVED.
HONOUR AND GLORY TO THE MARTYRS OF THE LIBERATION OF OUR HOMELAND!
LONG LIVE CNRT!
LONG LIVE THE PEOPLE OF TIMOR LOROSA’E!
Dili, 9 June 2001
KAY RALA XANANA GUSMÃO
PRESIDENT OF THE CNRT/CN
9 CNRT: Xanana's Speech on Dissolution of CNRT Speech
added June 10
"The process of building something new from ashes is difficult. If throughout 24 years nobody was able to give guarantees of when the war would end, and even in the face of all manner of pressures, we fought on, confident that victory would come, today we will redouble our efforts, our determination and that spirity of faith and trust which united us always. Let us have faith in the future, a future of improved life quality for all our people, but let us remember, too, the need for hard work in order to achieve this goal." Kay Rala Xanana Gusmão, President of the CNRT/CN
9 SMH: A long struggle is over, long live peaceful democracy
News added Jun 10
“But this is an event that happens to most organisations. The reality is we have to allow the parties here to now involve themselves in the political process of the transition. We don’t want the CNRT to go on as an umbrella for every party. We want to show everyone that we want to set up democracy in our country.” David Ximenes, former CNRT head of security and veteran resistance fighter
BD: National Council of Timorese Resistance / Conselho Nacional de Resistência Timorense (CNRT) - A collection of recent speeches, statements, news and reports