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Joint Press Statement
The Fourth Senior Officials’ Meeting between
The Fourth Senior Officials’ Meeting between the
The delegation of the
The meeting was conducted in the spirit of genuine friendship
The Meeting took note of the progress in resuming the payment of the old-aged savings for Timor-Leste citizens
The meeting noted with satisfaction the progress achieved on the application of the Temporary Stay Permit Card (KITAS) and the Visa on Arrival (VoA) for the Timorese Citizens. The Indonesian Government has issued a new regulation that included Timor-Leste’s passport holders in the list of countries which were granted Visa on Arrival. In addition to that the Indonesian Government also adopted a policy that will render Timor-Leste citizens with double transit visa for return travel between Oecussi and Dili. As of KITAS
The participants from various ministries/agencies of both countries also briefed the meeting on ongoing and future capacity-building programs
The Indonesian delegation identified three programs to be implemented in short and long-term timeframes by the two countries. These were: the establishment of “zones of peace”
The Meeting noted
The Meeting also discussed the issue of management of
The Meeting noted
The Meeting welcomed the plan of the Minister of Economy and Development of Timor-Leste to visit
The Meeting stressed the importance for both countries to pay attention to managing their borders for the benefit of the people in the border areas. They also shared concern that border issues
The Meeting took note of Timor-Leste’s intention to increase cooperation in the field of security
The Meeting also took note of Timor-Leste intention to increase cooperation in the field of defense with an initial discussion on formulating a Memorandum of Understanding. The Meeting welcomed the assignment of the first military attaché of Timor-Leste to
The Timor-Leste delegation raised the issue of disappeared persons and the Meeting remained cognizant of CTF recommendation on this matter.
The Meeting took note of the intention of the Timor-Leste government to start deliberation on the Center for Documentation and Conflict Resolution. The Meeting also noted that further informal discussion is needed to explore various aspects of establishing the Centre.
Both delegations reiterated their strong commitments to further implement the CTF recommendations and the Joint Statement of leaders of both countries.
Timor-Leste Delegation expressed its sincere gratitude for the excellent arrangements pertaining to the meeting
Both countries agree to have the 5th SOM in the second half of 2010 in Dili.