ALL-INCLUSIVE DIALOGUE ON EAST TIMOR TO CONTINUE IN AUSTRIA, 19-22 MARCH
ALL-INCLUSIVE DIALOGUE ON EAST TIMOR TO CONTINUE IN AUSTRIA, 19-22 MARCH19960318 The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for Secretary- General Boutros Boutros-Ghali:
A meeting of the All-Inclusive Intra-East Timorese Dialogue will be held at Burg Schlaining in Austria from 19 to 22 March 1996. The meeting, the second of its kind, was agreed upon by the Secretary-General and the Foreign Ministers of Indonesia and Portugal at their last round of talks on the question of East Timor, held in London on 16 January. The first meeting took place from 2 to 5 June 1995, also at Burg Schlaining. As on the previous occasion, the Secretary-General was asked to facilitate the follow-up meeting, which will be attended by a United Nations observer. Thirty East Timorese of all political opinions will take part in the meeting in their personal capacities.
The meeting does not represent a parallel negotiating track and will not address the political status of East Timor. It is a forum for continuing the free and informal exchange of views to explore ideas of a practical nature that might have a positive impact on the situation in East Timor and assist in the establishment of an atmosphere conducive to the achievement of a solution to the question of East Timor.
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