03 November 2012

Government proposes UN establish special advisory office in Timor-Leste

ETLJB 03 November 2012 - With the termination of the operational activities of the International Stabilisation Forces and the United Nations Police in East Timor now formalised and the end of the United Nations Integrated Mission in East Timor pending next month, the Government has proposed the establishment by the United Nations of a special advisory office in the country.

Radio e Televisao Timor-Leste reported on 30 October 2012 that the Government had conducted a meeting with UNMIT on 29 October to discuss the future of the United Nations in East Timor.

According to the RTT report, the Minister of State and President of the Council Ministers Agio Pereira said later that during the meeting the government of Timor-Leste recommended the creation of a special adviser in Timor-Leste.

“After analysing the needs of all ministries, the government has asked the United Nations to create its special adviser in Timor-Leste. In addition, we also recommended a resident representative in our country to monitor the development process because many specialised development agencies are still working in our country”, said Agio.

Agio added that although UNMIT mission in Timor-Leste ends but UN agencies will keep supporting the government in some specialised sectors.

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