The Establishment of a Liaison Office of the Japanese Government in East Timor

On March 10, the Japanese Government opens a liaison office in Dili, East Timor, for communication and coordination with persons and parties concerned including the United Nations Transitional Administration in East Timor (UNTAET).

The Japanese Government intends to extend as much assistance as possible for the independence and nation-building of East Timor and, in this context, expects that the establishment of the liaison office will contribute to the implementation of Japan's assistance and thereby the promotion of rehabilitation and development in East Timor.

The Japanese Government, which has already pledged about 100 million US dollars for the rehabilitation and development in East Timor, will dispatch a government mission with a view to researches for the full-scale implementation of the assistance.