The final chapter of the United Nations Mission of Support in Timor-Leste (UNMISET) comes to an official end tomorrow.
In a ceremony at UNMISET's Headquarters, Obrigado Barracks, in Dili today (Thursday, 19 May), the President of the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste, H.E Xanana Gusmão, and the Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG), Sukehiro Hasegawa, bid a final farewell to UN peacekeepers.
United Nations peacekeepers have been serving in Timor-Leste since 1999, and with the mandate of UNMISET coming to a close tomorrow, this also marks the end of UN …
By UNMISET Spokesperson's Office
Special Representative of the Secretary-General Sergio Vieira de Mello departed East Timor this morning after more than two-and-a-half years heading the United Nations Transitional Administration in East Timor (UNTAET).