Timor Leste - Declaration by the Presidency on behalf on the EU

Wien (OTS) - The European Union is concerned over the
deteriorating security
situation in Timor-Leste. The EU calls on all parties involved
to refrain from any further violence and to contribute towards re-establishing public order and tranquillity.

The EU welcomes the positive responses by the Governments of Portugal, Australia, New Zealand and Malaysia to requests made
by the Government of Timor-Leste to dispatch defence and
security forces with a view to assisting Timor-Leste in
restoring and maintaining security.

The EU also welcomes the initiatives of the Secretary-General
of the UN, including his intention to send a special envoy to Timor-Leste in order to facilitate the political dialogue.

The European Union will continue to monitor closely the
situation in Timor-Leste.

Rückfragen & Kontakt:

Außenministerium
Presseabteilung
Tel.: ++43 (0) 50 1150-3262, 4549, 4550
Fax: ++43 (0) 50 1159-213
abti3@bmaa.gv.at
http://www.aussenministerium.at

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