Australia's defence minister, Joel Fitzgibbon,
says his government won't pull troops out of East Timor until it's certain
the current level of stability will continue.
Our reporter in Dili, Stephanie March,
says during a whistle-stop visit to East Timor Mr Fitzgibbon met with East
Timor's prime minister, Xanana Gusmao.
Both leaders agreed the security situation
in the country is fragile, and further economic development is required
to create lasting peace.
Prime Minister Gusmao said the state
agreed international forces should remain throughout 2009, but didn't rule