Nobel Peace Laureate Jose Ramos Horta contacted
Ricardo da Costa, the Executive Coordinator of the Joventude Loriku Asuwain
Timor Leste Presidum, to spearhead a steering committee for a peace campaign
in the period leading up to the August 30 election.
According to Ricardo da Costa, Horta contacted him not in the capacity as the Transitional Foreign Minister but as a Nobel Peace Laureate.
“We are to set up a team to study what needs to be done to instill peace in the run-up to the [August 30] election,” said Ricardo da Costa.
The peace and tolerance campaign will be launched on April 6, said Ricardo. The campaign will start with an appeal to all political parties that their campaigns be based on the principles of peace and tolerance.