Timor-Leste says “Goodbye Conflict, Welcome Development”

"Goodbye Conflict, Welcome Development" is the motto being embraced by the people of Timor-Leste as they enter the second decade of freedom as a nation.

Xanana Gusmao of Timor-Leste

Xanana Gusmao of Timor-Leste

That’s according to Timor-Leste Prime Minister Xanana Gusmao. Gerry Adams reports.

Addressing the UN Security Council on Tuesday, the Prime Minister urged the United Nations to help his country during its presidential and parliamentary elections next year.

“In the elections period, namely March and April for the presidential elections and in June for the parliamentary elections, we seek to draft a special agreement with UNMIT so as to enable UNPOL to participate alongside with PNTL in the maintenance of public order in the country.”

UNPOL is the United Nations Police and the PNTL is the National Police of Timor-Leste.

The Security Council is meeting to consider extension of the mandate of UNMIT, the UN mission in Timor-Leste, for an additional year.

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