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Timor-Leste is providing US$ 60,000 for the Saharawi Permanent Representative in Dili

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The saharawi ambassador to Timor-Leste, Abba malainin when meeting the prime minister of Timor-Leste, Taur Matan Ruak in 2021. Photo: Media GPM
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DILI, – The Government of Timor-Leste is providing US$ 60,000 to the Permanent Representative of the Saharawi Arab Democratic Republic in Dili, Timor-Leste.

This financial assistance is provided to support the activities of the permanent representative in Timor-Leste and the region.

“This step is to strengthen the historical ties between Timor-Leste and the Saharawi Arab Democratic Republic as a solidarity for the national struggle for self-determination and independence, as stated in the Constitution of Timor-Leste, in the resolution of the National Parliament on solidarity and support for the Saharawi people,” wrote press release issued by the Ministerial Council Meeting, Wednesday (15/3/2023).

Timor-Leste Calls for a Referendum for Western Sahara

Timor-Leste, in its view on Western Sahara, calls on the United Nations (UN) to hold a referendum for the people of that country to determine the fate of their country.

“I ask the Council’s attention to the situation in which the People of Western Sahara are facing. We regret the lack of progress, the occupation and the failure to hold the referendum, and we reiterate our call for the granting of the right to self-determination to the people of Western Sahara, in accordance with the Charter of the United Nations,” said Timor-Leste Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, Adaljiza Magno, in a statement his speech at the High Level Segment of Session 52 on Human Rights, Tuesday (28/2/2023) in Geneva, Suis.

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