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East Timor's First Family of Dili Dally in Bali

East Timor's President and Family Spend a Week's Holiday in Bali.

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The bombing attacks of the previous weekend apparently did little to deter East Timor's President Xanana Gusmao, his wife, and three sons from spending a week's long holiday in Bali.

Arriving in Bali on Thursday, October 6, 2005 for a one-week vacation in Indonesia.

Quoted by Agence France-Press, Xanana, the head of the World's newest nation and Bali's nearest foreign neighbor, commented on the timing of his visit by telling the press that "in times like now, Bali needs all the support it can get."

Ubud's Writers and Readers Festival

Whilst holidaying in Bali, Timor Leste's First Lady, Kirtsy Sword-Gusmao appeared at the Ubud's Writers & Readers Festival in Bali, October 6- 11, 2005 to discuss her best-selling memoir, A Woman of Independence, and life in the world's youngest nation. At that festival, Together with husband, President Xanana Gusmao, Madame Sword-Gusmao read excerpts from her book about their blossoming love and the President's romantic poetry.

In addition to attending the Ubud Festival, the Xanana family are also scheduled to visit Surabaya in East Java before returning to East Timor's capital of Dili.

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