Timor-Leste's Story: Securing its Sovereignty over Land and Sea

Take a look at the video at the bottom of this page taken in New York in the first week of October 2015.

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You’ll find strong statements from the Prime Minister, Dr Rui Araujo, comments from Dr José Ramor-Horta and a very honest declaration by the previous Prime Minster Kay Rala ‘Xanana’ Gusmão. It’s really something.

I found it absorbing.  It puts the Timorese case clearly and succinctly by highly respected Timorese leaders. The main issue is the necessity of Australia agreeing to finally sit down with the Timorese, and DRAW THE BORDER. 

Seeing that Indonesia is willing to finalise its borders with Timor-Leste, I don’t think it’s too much to ask that Australia does the same…now.

 Some interesting questions are put by those present.  I learned a lot, and I am sure you will too.

The PM's speech is here.