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SBY attends Timor Leste’s 10th anniversary

Jakarta   /   Sun, May 20 2012   /  09:15 am

Happy birthday: President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono (left) shakes hands with Timor Leste Prime Minister Xanana Gusmao in Dili on Saturday. The young nation celebrates the 10th anniversary of its independence from Indonesia while welcoming the inauguration of new head of state, President Taur Matan Ruak. (Reuters/Lirio Da Fonseca)Indonesia and Timor Leste have agreed to boost cooperation in various fields, highlighting that the two countries are strategic partners. Both countries also agreed to resolve many of the problems associated with a complicated shared past.In his meeting with Timor Leste President Jose Ramos-Horta in Dili, President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono said both countries agreed to deepen cooperation in economic, political and socio-cultural sectors through various international forums.“What we are doing is follow-up on recommendations from the Commission of Truth and F...