Item 1460 - President Mandela meets with Fretilin Leader

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President Mandela meets with Fretilin Leader


  • 1997-07-22 (Creation)

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Transcription of speech made by Mr Mandela

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(18 July 1918-5 December 2013)

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Migrated from the Nelson Mandela Speeches Database (Sep-2018).

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The Office of the President confirms that during President Mandela's recent State Visit to Indonesia, he met with Jose Xanana Gusmao, the imprisoned leader of FRETELIN. The meeting was at President Mandela's request, in conformity with the South African government's commitment to promoting human rights and the peaceful resolution of conflicts. Due to the sensitivity of the negotiations that are taking place within the context of recent United Nations initiatives, the President does not wish to make any further comment on this issue. However he hopes that amongst other objectives the recent visit to Indonesia will contribute to finding a solution satisfactory to all role-players.
Issued by: Office of the President

22 JULY 1997

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Acquisition method: Hardcopy ; Source: Nelson Mandela Foundation. Accessioned on 08/02/2010 by Zintle Bambata




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