A year after an attempted assassination on East Timor's President José Ramos Horta, development agency Progressio has renewed calls for UK government action for peace with justice in the small, impoverished nation.
A Catholic advocacy and development agency has called on the British government to fulfil its responsibilities to the people of East Timor, following a quarter-century of violence during which the UK supplied arms to Indonesia.
The Catholic Fund for Overseas Development (CAFOD) has called for calm in East Timor amidst the violence that has escalated since Xanana Gusmao was appointed to be Prime Minister by the country’s new President Jose Ramos-Horta.
The church development agency CAFOD, says that the world’s newest nation in the 21st century, East Timor, has been successful in running its first election . Now the Timorese Government must start delivering for the poor.