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Timor Sea Talks between Timor-Leste & Australia:
Governu Timor-Leste ho Australia koalia kona ba Tasi Timor


13 July 2005


Statements from Timor-Leste (East Timor)


Internews: Alkatiri says that the pipline must come to TL

Timor Post, July 11, 2005
"Despite recent Australian reports that Timor-Leste and Australia have reached a 50-50 agreement on the Greater Sunrise field in the Timor Sea, Prime Minister Mari Alkatiri said he would not yet comment on the agreement. "When we are closer to signing the agreement, I will make it public. Since I have not yet said anything, the signing is not close." Alkatiri said. Alkatiri added he believes the Greater Sunrise's pipeline must come to Timor-Leste."

Tetun:

8 Julhu 2005 STL: Greater Sunrise seidauk justu [is not yet fair]
http://www.suaratimorlorosae.com/details.php?id=2347&now=2005-07-08
Lia-foun tau tan 12 Julhu 2005
Relasiona ho akordu nebee Timor Leste (TL) hoo Australia hetan atu fahe mina iha area Greater Sunrise hanesan 50:50, ida nee seidauk justu, tanba la esplika klaru katak see mak iha direitu liu. “Hau hanoin kuandu ema nain rua fahe buat ida ba malu tenke haree see maka iha direitu barak liu nia hetan barak liu. No see maka la dun iha direitu nia hetan oitoan. Tanba direitu nee ita bele hatene wainhira iha ona lina fronteira konaba mina nee, iha Tasi Australia nian (TA) ka Tasi Timor (TT) nian,” Reitor Universidade da Paz (UNPAZ) Dr. Lucas da Costa
Translation by Internews: Director of Universidade da Paz (UNPAZ) Dr Lucas da Costa said that the Australian and Timor-Leste deal to split revenues from the Greater Sunrise field 50-50 is not yet fair because it remains unclear who has the rights to the field. “I think that when two people split something, they must know who has the rights to it. The one with the right gets more, and who has a lesser claim gets less. We need to know the definition of the border line between Timor-Leste and Australia,” da Costa said.

Bahasa:

21 Juni 2005 STL: TL belum siap kelola dana dari LT [transparency, sovereignty & boundary]
Berita ditambahkan tanggal 12 Juli 2005
"Mengapa kita harus terburu-buru? ... Kita telah memiliki institusi-institusi legal di pemerintahan, namun kita belum memiliki orang-orang yang bisa menjamin uang rakyat ini aman dan juga meyakinkan kita bahwa kita akan berada di sebuah moment yang akan penuh  transparency, sebuah culture akan penanganan efektifitas masalah-masalah, ... Ini merupakan sesuatu yang sangat fundamental bagi saya sebagai presiden untuk menjamin kedaulatan, untuk menjamin (stabilitas dan keamanan-red) Negara dimana masalah yang paling fundamental (antara Australia danTL-red) adalah demarkasi," Presiden Timor Leste (TL) Kay Rala Xanana Gusmao

20 June 2005 Timor Post/STL: Alkatiri reiterates pipeline condition
News added 22 June 2005
"Prime Minister Alkatiri says that he has already explained to Woodside Petroleum Ltd that if the pipeline for oil exploration does not come to Timor-Leste but rather to Darwin, Australia, then there will be no exploration. Speaking to journalists on Saturday, Alkatiri said that he does not believe Woodside's claim that there is no appropriate technology to overcome the deep trench near Timor-Leste, because according to the data that he has, it is possible to overcome these technological difficulties. If Woodside continues to insist that it is not possible to bring the pipeline to Timor, then "leave the oil under the sea", reiterated Alkatiri." Timor Post ; Suara Timor Lorosae: http://www.suaratimorlorosae.com/

16 June 2005 BBerg: East Timor Not Ready to Handle Oil, Gas Revenue, Gusmao Says
News added 12 July 2005
"
Why are we rushing [negotiations with Australia]? ... We already have the institutions, but we don't yet have people who can assure that we will stand on a culture of transparency, a culture of effective handling of problems. ... in my perception, we should not rush like we are in a very, very difficult situation of need, ... It's fundamental for me as president to guarantee the sovereignty, to guarantee the state, and the fundamental problem is the demarcation [of the maritime boundary] ... It must be the basis of all the considerations." East Timor's President Xanana Gusmao

Tetun:
15 Junhu 2005 STL: Pipeline Greater Sunrise bele dada mai TL [can pipeline to TL]

http://www.suaratimorlorosae.com/details.php?id=1951&now=2005-06-15
Lia-foun tau tan 22 Junhu 2005
"Uluk ema sempre hatete kuak klean Tasi Timor nian seidauk iha teknologia ida para ultra pasa. Maibee iha tempu agora iha ona esperensia husi rai seluk. Teknologia iha ona no hatudu tia ona hanesan husi kompania INTEC. Bazea ba ida nee,  maiske Tasi Timor klean mais  Greater Sunrise bele dada mai Timor Leste."
Suara Timor Lorosae: http://www.suaratimorlorosae.com/

15 June 2005 STL: Pipeline to TL a possibility
News added 22 June 2005
"There is a possibility that the pipeline from the Greater Sunrise oil field can come to Timor-Leste, according to the Advisor of Natural Resources in the President’s Cabinet, Francisco da Costa Monteiro. Speaking to journalists, Monteiro explained that previously experts had believed that the sea trench immediately preceding Timor-Leste is too deep to build a pipeline in the absence of the appropriate technology. However, the right technology now exists according to Monteiro, and he said that a company called INTEC in 2002 carried out a survey on the trench, which showed that it is possible to bring the pipeline here. Monteiro said that Woodside Petroleum has also recently carried out a survey on the economic viability of the matter, which he said the government has not yet seen."
Suara Timor Lorosae: http://www.suaratimorlorosae.com/



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