19 October 2017

Political turbulence in East Timor could delay Greater Sunrise oil and gas treaty

Will the Alkatiri minority government survive?
Sydney Morning Herald A landmark agreement to develop billions of dollars' worth of oil and gas reserves in the Timor Sea has been referred to East Timor, where the future of country's new minority government is in doubt.

Opposition parties, which together hold a majority of parliamentary seats, are threatening to vote down as early as Monday the government's program, the first trigger that could lead to the government's fall. 

Full story: http://www.smh.com.au/world/greater-sunrise-oil-and-gas-project-hinges-on-minority-east-timorese-government-20171015-gz1g6v.html

See also on ETLJB 

TIMFO: Agreement on Draft Treaty between East Timor and Australia on Delimitation of the Maritime Boundary

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