30 de Janeiro de 2012
H.E. the Minister for Foreign Affairs, Dr Zacarias Albano da Costa met last Friday 27 of January 2012 with the United Nations Headquarters delegation led by Mr. Wolfgang Weisbrod-Weber, Director of the Asia and Middle East Division of the Department of Peacekeeping Operations .
Minister Zacarias Albano da Costa with the Mr. Wolfgang Weisbrod-Weber,
Director of the Asia and Middle East Division of the Department of Peacekeeping
Operations and DPA Mr Samuel Tamrat
The UN Delegation is in Timor-Leste to listen to key interlocutors’ assessment of the situation in Timor-Leste and gather views of the role of the United Nations mission which will replace UNMIT. As part of the agenda the delegation will meet with Government, Opposition, Donors and Civil Society.
“They want to know Timor-Leste’s ideas in relation to the post-UNMIT arrangement . The idea is for us to have a strong delegation, a presence which politically is strong to dialogue with the government, mobilize financial and human resources for technical areas that we most need.” Minister Zacarias da Costa commented after the meeting.
Various options for the format of the next UN presence were highlighted at the meeting. This options will be part of a report with the appropriate recommendations, “We will live the decision to the next Government. I must say that we want to keep a long partnership with United Nations, but this Government can only recommend. We would like UN to continue to have some visibility here. A presence that must not interfere with the sovereignty of Timor-Leste” said Minister Zacarias da Costa
Also as part of this consultation will be held on Tuesday, the 31 of January 2012 at 9:30 am, in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs a round table with the participation of:
UN: - The Director of the Asia and Middle East Division of the Department of Peacekeeping Operations Mr Wolfgang Weisbrod-Weber, the DPKO/Police, Mr Ajan Kashyap, the DPA Mr Samuel Tamrat, the UNDG Mr Onder YucerTimor-Leste : The Minister of Foreign Affairs Zacarias Albano da Costa, the Minister for Finance Emilia Pires, the Minister of Health Nelson Martins, the Minister for Social Solidarity Maria Domingas Alves, Minister for Education João Cancio de Freitas and the Minister of Economy and Development , João Gonçalves;