Announcement of the Donors' Meeting for East Timor

Extract from The Press Conference by the Press Secretary - 7 December 1999

Mr. Numata: The next comment is on the Donors' Meeting for East Timor which is to be co-chaired by the World Bank and the United Nations Transitional Administration in East Timor (UNTAET). It will be held from 16-17 December in Tokyo and will be attended by, among others, President Xana Gusmao of the National Council of Timorese Resistance (CNRT), Special Representative Sergio Vieira de Mello of the United Nations Secretary-General and Transitional Administrator for East Timor and representatives from more than 30 countries and international organizations. From the Government of Japan, Senior State Secretary for Foreign Affairs Shozo Azuma and other officials will attend the meeting. In this meeting there will be discussions on assistance to East Timor for its rehabilitation and development and also on the future provision of assistance to UNAET.