Dr. José Ramos Horta - let's draw a median line

The former President of East Timor, Dr. Jose Ramos Horta spoke to the ABC in Melbourne yesterday during a trip to Australia.

Dr. Ramos-Horta said he believed the relationship between Australia and East Timor was good but stressed there were differences when it came to the neighbouring countries' borders.

"Canberra, in a very simple manner, would like to see Timor Leste forgetting about wanting to have a maritime boundary," he said.

"Any international attempt at litigation, at arbitration could end today if Canberra were to signal to Timor Leste that let's sit and settle the maritime boundary, let's draw a median line."