EAST TIMOR: Ramos Horta: no support for West Papuan ‘secession’

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Ramos Horta

Wednesday, June 20, 2001 – 10:00

WELLINGTON — East Timorese leader Jose Ramos Horta, currently cabinet member for foreign affairs, told Radio New Zealand International on June 7 that his country cannot support West Papua’s demand for independence from Indonesia. Horta said East Timor cannot support every secession claim in the region.

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