Bali Discovery Tours: Homepage
Bali Hotels, Bali Villas and Bali News from balidiscovery.com
Home Bali Contact Bali Practicalities Bali News Bali Services Bali Transportation Bali Sports Bali Excursions Bali Villas Bali Hotels
Home · News · Presidential Summit in Bali
Bali Hotels, Bali Villas and Bali News from balidiscovery.com
Bali Hotels
Bali Villas
Special Deals!
Packages
MICE Handling
Bali Excursions
Culinary - Dining
Guided Tour
Bali Spas
Bali Sports
Diving
Golf
Bali Transportation
Car Rental - Selft Drive
Private Jet Charter
Bali News
Bali Services
Bali Practicalities
Bali Contact
Bali Career
Home
 
Bali Update
Subscribe to our free weekly newsletter!
 
PATA header
PATA Gold Award 2007
Bali Update
PATA Gold Award Winner 2007
 
Bali Contact
Bali Discovery Tours
Komplek Pertokoan
Sanur Raya No. 27
Jl. By Pass Ngurah Rai,
Sanur, Bali, Indonesia

Tel:
++62 361 286 283

Fax:
++62 361 286 284

U.S.A. Fax:(toll free)
1-800-506-8633

U.K. Fax:
++44-20-7000-1235

Australian Fax:
++61-2-94750419

24h:
++62 812 3819724

Bali Discovery

SITE PATA ASITA
Bali News

Presidential Summit in Bali

President Yudhoyono and President Xanana Gusmao Meet in Bali to Mend Fences and Strengthen Relations Between Indonesia and East Timor.


Bali News:
Click Image to Enlarge

(2/20/2006)

Bali's Presidential hill-top retreat at Tampaksiring was the scene for a meeting between Indonesia’s President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono and East Timor’s President Xanana Gusmao on Friday, February 17, 2006.

During the meeting the two leaders met with representatives of the international Truth and Friendship Commission (KKP) - established by both men to explore and document atrocities committed during the 25 year long East Timor Independence struggle.

The meeting was also an opportunity for both leaders to mend fences following the recent killing of Indonesians killed by East Timorese officials along the border separating the two countries.

The 2,500-page KKP report, compiled by a blue ribbon team of 8 Indonesians and 8 East Timorese, carried wide-ranging findings, including allegations that the Indonesian military used napalm and widespread use of torture, rape and sexual abuse as a means of oppressing pro-independence supporters.

Eager to put historical difficulties in the past, Gusmao, a former guerilla fighter, had initially sought to prevent publishing the report critical of Indonesia, preferring to focus on better relations with his Indonesian neighbors in the future.

Sharing a similar view, East Timor's Foreign Minister, Ramos Horta, has rejected suggestions in the report that East Timor seek compensation from Australia and the United States for both active and passive support of alleged Indonesian militia violence in East Timor. Horta termed the report's recommendation as "outlandish," asking: "How on earth could a leader from East Timor, or the foreign minister, go to Australia and ask for compensation when I know that without Australian leadership in 1999 and in the following years of its commitment to East Timor, East Timor would not be safe today?"

Both President Yudhoyono and his East Timorese counterpart Gusmao enjoy a strong personal rapport. During the Bali meeting, East Timor said it endorsed Indonesia's desire for membership in the United Nations Security Council and recent suggestions that Indonesia's President be nomiated to receive the Nobel Peace Prize. Also attending the Bali bi-lateral meetings were Indonesia's Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal and Security Affairs Widodo AS; Minister of Foreign Affairs Wirajudha; Minister for State Secretary Yusril Ihza Mahendra; Cabinet Secretary Sudi Silalahi; National Police Chief Gen. Sutanto; and incoming Indonesian Defense Forces Commander Air Marshal Djoko Suyanto.



© Bali Discovery Tours. Articles may be quoted and reproduced if attributed to http://www.balidiscovery.com.

       

 
Bali News by Bali Update
Subscribe to the Bali Update
Receive the latest news from Bali by email!



Our [Privacy Statement] explains how we handle the data you are providing.

 
Bali News by Bali Update
Explore the Archive of the Bali Update
Find related articles in our news archive!




or try to use Google Search :

Home · Bali Hotels · Bali Villas · Bali Excursions · Bali Sports · Bali News · Site Map · RSS

Bali News: More News
Mount Agung, Less of a Threat
Experts Say Any Eruption of Mount Agung will Be Less Dramatic than 1963 Explosion
(11/15/2017)
A Getaway in a Manger
Bali Top Legislator on Police’s ‘Most Wanted’ List Found Hiding in a Cow Pen
(11/15/2017)
Indonesian Holidays 2018
The Official List of Indonesian Holidays for 2018
(11/14/2017)
You Have the Right to Remain Silent
Ojek Driver in Bali Suffers Critically Bitten Tongue When He Tries to Rape Woman Passenger
(11/14/2017)
Memories Out of the Shadow
Jan Mantjika at Bale Banjar Culture Club at Ayodya Bali Resort on Sunday, December 10, 2017 – A life in Bali from the Years of Living Dangerously to Modern Times
(11/12/2017)
High Fly with Wi-Fi on AirAsia
AirAsia Indonesia Offers Wi-Fi on Selected Domestic and International Fights
(11/12/2017)
DD’s Back in Town
Affordable and Authentic Source of Thai Cuisine Reopens in Sanur Village
(11/12/2017)
CT Corp’s Accord with Accor Hotel
CT Corporation and AccorHotels Sign Partnership to Develop 30 Hotels in Indonesia
(11/12/2017)
Building for the Future
Bali's Governor Flies to China to Seek Partners to Build Highways and Rail System
(11/11/2017)
Take this, You Dirty Fink!
Bali Immigration Authorities Refusing Entry to Members of Australian Bike Gangs
(11/11/2017)
Caught on the Run
Two Men In Custody in Murder of Dutch Expatriate in Jimbaran, Bali
(11/11/2017)
Rent Rate to Take Off
Buleleng Regency Seeking Rent Hike for North Bali Letkol Wisnu Airport
(11/11/2017)
All [News]!