30 August 2009
Informal remarks to the Press of the President of the Security Council on Timor-Leste
President of the Security Council made the following informal remarks to the Press on Timor-Leste:
1. 30 August this year marks the 10 th anniversary of the Popular Consultation, the first opportunity for the people of Timor-Leste to express their will regarding their future. On this occasion the members of the Security Council commend the efforts that the people and the government of Timor-Leste have made for peace, stability and the development of the country.
2. The members of the Security Council appreciate the role that the United Nations missions have played in the country since then, as well as the work carried out by the Special Representatives of the Secretary-General and their teams. The members of the Security Council also appreciate the assistance that has been given by the international community including the international security forces.
3. The members of the Security Council, on this occasion, reaffirm their support for the efforts of the people and the Government of Timor-Leste and the work of UNMIT in fulfilling its mandate.