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24 November 2008

East Timor President Meets Prime Minister and Former Prime Minister

PRESIDÊNCIA DA REPÚBLICA
GABINETE DA PRESIDÊNCIA

DEPARTAMENTO DE COMUNICAÇÃO SOCIAL

English

24 November 2008

Press Release

Friday 21 November 2008, HE President Dr Jose Ramos-Horta, met with Prime Minister Mr Xanana Gusmao and former Prime Minister, Dr Mari Alkatiri. This was one of a series meeting that the President has convened in the last two weeks that have included meetings with Parliamentary leaders, Council of State and the Supreme Council of Magistrate.

In this meeting, the President, Prime Minister, and former Prime Minister Dr Mari Alkatiri agreed that they should meet at least every 3 weeks

The Friday meeting was held in a very warm and cordial atmosphere, lasting more than two hours, and included discussion on the development of the large gas field Greater Sunrise.

The three leaders were pleased that they share the same views and position in regards to the Greater Sunrise development and they value Dr Mari Alkatiri’s expertise in relation to Timor Sea.

The three leaders also agreed that former Prime Minister Dr Alkatiri should lead and coordinate Timor-Leste efforts in moving forward with the Greater Sunrise development. Soon the President will announce specific mechanism, to be created with clear terms of reference. END



Image: East Timor's president, Jose Ramos-Horat (right), shakes hands with the Prime Minister, Xanana Gusmao.

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