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NYPM 06-2011

21 FEBRUARY 2011


Ambassador Cabatulan (left) listens to a briefing by SRSG Haq (right) on the overall situation in Timor-Leste at the UN headquarters.


21 February 2011, New York – The Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General (SRSG) to Timor-Leste commended Filipino police personnel who are helping keep the peace in the Southeast Asian country.

Philippine Permanent Representative to the United Nations Libran N. Cabactulan met with SRSG Ameerah Haq, also head of the UN Integrated Mission in Timor-Leste (UNMIT), at the UN headquarters last February 18 to discuss the political and security situation in the Southeast Asian country, as well as the condition of Filipino police personnel there.

“I commend you and your police who are serving in Timor-Leste,” SRSG Haq, who is attending the Security Council meeting on the situation in Timor-Leste scheduled on February 22, said.

There are 135 Filipino police personnel serving in UNMIT.

For his part, Ambassador Cabactulan congratulated SRSG Haq for the steady progress achieved in Timor-Leste and for her leadership in leading UNMIT.

“It’s a good job the UN is doing in Timor-Leste in your person there,” Ambassador Cabactulan said.

The latest Report of the Secretary-General on the United Nations Integrated Mission in Timor-Leste (covering the period 21 September 2010 to 7 January 2011) characterized the overall situation in the Southeast Asian country as “calm, with general trends showing further progress towards long-term peace, stability and development.”

SRSG Haq also relayed to Ambassador Cabactulan the keen interest of Timorese government and people to join the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) in the near future. END




Robert E.A. Borje
Third Secretary
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