29 May 2010

Alkatiri praises Xanana Gusmao as patriarch of the country’s liberation

Radio Timor-Leste, May 18, 2010 language source: Tetun - Fretilin Secretary General Mari Alkatiri has praised Prime Minister Xanana Gusmao as the patriarch of Timorese liberation.

Alkatiri made the comments during a political consolidation meeting with the party’s followers in Manleuana, a suburb of the Capital Dili.

Alkatiri said that talking on the country’s resistance, Fretilin had never forgotten Gusmao’s leadership in fighting for the country’s independence.

Alkatiri also said that meeting with the party’s followers was important to make preparations for general elections in 2012.

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