26 February 2011

F-FDTL and PNTL will cooperate to ensure security

Diario Nacional, February 24, 2011 language source: Tetun - The Timorese Defence Force (F-FDTL) General Commander, Major General Taur Matan Ruak, confirmed that the army will cooperate with the Timorese National Police (PNTL) to ensure security in the country.

General Ruak said that they had meeting with PNTL's General Commander, Commissioner Police Longuinhos Monteiro and the State Secretary for Security, Francisco Guterres and talked about the incidents that have happened so far and how they can take the necessary actions to respond to any incidents that might happen in the future.

"We have held meeting and we will speak with the residents, as they know a lot about the situation and what problems they face. Therefore it is important to involve them in the meetings in order to help us find solutions to resolve the problems," General Ruak said.

General Ruak made the statements yesterday after meeting with President Jose Ramos Horta at the Presidental Palace of Nicolau Lobato in Aitarak-Laran, Dili, adding that most incidents were caused by martial arts problems, land disputes, and problems between gangs and so forth.

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