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DATE=8/27/1999 TYPE=CORRESPONDENT REPORT TITLE=E - TIMOR RESOLUTION (L-0) CQ NUMBER=2-253196 BYLINE=BARBARA SCHOETZAU DATELINE=UNITED NATIONS CONTENT= VOICED AT: // Re-issuing to correct CR number, first sentence of third graf of text (changing debate to vote), and spelling of Portuguese ambassador, Monteiro, sted as sent // INTRO: At the United Nations (today/Friday), the Security Council voted to extend the U-N mission in East Timor until the end of November. Correspondent Barbara Schoetzau reports from the United Nations. TEXT: The Security Council unanimously passed a resolution supporting Secretary-General Kofi Annan's proposal to keep a U-N presence in East Timor after Monday's referendum on whether to accept an autonomy plan with Indonesia or to push for independence. The Security Council resolution authorizes a civilian police component of up to 460 people to assist with the recruiting and training of an East Timorese police force. It also includes as many as 300 military personnel to help promote peace, stability and reconciliation. During the Security Council discussion leading up to the vote, members expressed concern about the violence in East Timor, once again calling on Indonesia, which annexed the former Portuguese colony in 1976, to take stronger steps to control the situation, particularly local anti-independence militia. Portugal's Ambassador to the United Nations, Antonio Monteiro, says East Timor may become a success story for the United Nations if all parties comply with their obligations. /// MONTEIRO ACT /// The vote that is about to take place in East Timor is an historical event made possible by the efforts and resources of the United Nations and the many countries that are supporting it. But it is basically the result of the struggle of the Timorese themselves who have never given up the right to chose their future. It is regrettable that they may not be able to do it under the conditions required for such an important decision. /// END ACT /// Ambassador Monteiro says Portugal will do its utmost to help the East Timorese in building their future as the result of a free decision. (Signed) NEB/NYC/LSF/LTD/KL 27-Aug-1999 14:22 PM EDT (27-Aug-1999 1822 UTC) NNNN Source: Voice of America .





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