Bali Discovery Tours: Homepage
Bali Hotels, Bali Villas and Bali News from
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
Bali Hotels
Bali Villas
Special Deals!
MICE Handling
Bali Excursions
Culinary - Dining
Guided Tour
Bali Spas
Bali Sports
Bali Transportation
Car Rental - Selft Drive
Private Jet Charter
Bali News
Bali Services
Bali Practicalities
Bali Contact
Bali Career
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

++62 361 286 283

++62 361 286 284

U.S.A. Fax:(toll free)

U.K. Fax:

Australian Fax:

++62 812 3819724

Bali Discovery

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


Bali's Presidential hill-top retreat at Tampaksiring was the scene for a meeting between Indonesiaís President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono and East Timorís 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


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
Infrastructure First: Seaports and Airport
Transportation Minister Says Baliís Airports, Seaports, and Passenger Terminals Must be Enhanced to Support Growing Passenger Numbers
Another Renovation for Baliís Airport?
Minister of Transportation Wants Carrying Capacity of Baliís Airport Increased to 35 Million Passengers per Year
Move Underway to Trump Chinese Tourists?
DPR-RI Vice Chairman Seeks Repeal of Wide-Ranging Visa Free Status for Indonesian Visitors
Departure, No Return
Garuda Accused of Incorrect Procedures in Death of Passenger Flying from Jakarta to Melbourne
Infrastructure First!
New Hotel Projects Set for Nusa Penida in Dire Need of Water and Electricity Support
Bali Welcomes 3 Millionth Visitor
Bali by the Numbers: BPS Says 43.3% More Foreign Visitors to Bali in August 2016, Passing the Year-to-Date Mark of 3 Million
In Need of a Designated Driver
European Couple Die in Motorcycle Mishap After a Night of Partying on Pererenan Beach in Bali
Bad Smells from the Kitchens?
Drainage Ditch at Bali Airport Filled with Foul-Smelling Pollutants Suspected to Come for Airline Catering Building
Cherishing the Children
St. Regis Resort Bali and Laguna Resort & Spa Raises More than $20,000 for UNICEF at Lavish Beachside Moonlight Dinner
Itís a Bali Holiday
Official National Holidays and Shared Holidays in Indonesia for 2017
Me and My Guitar
West Bali Police Send Home 18 Punkers on a Personal Sojourn in Bali
Passport to a Clean Bureaucracy
Indonesian Immigration Service Joins the Anti-Corruption Campaign
All [News]!