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Marty reiterates support for Timor Leste’s ASEAN bid

  • Bagus BT Saragih

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Wed, September 12 2012   /  08:29 am
Working hard: Foreign Minister Marty Natalegawa (right) and his Timor Leste counterpart José Luis Guterres engage in a discussion at the Pancasila Building in Jakarta on Monday. Marty reiterated on Tuesday that Indonesia would work hard to help Timor Leste become a member of ASEAN. (Antara/Widodo S. Jusuf)(right) and his Timor Leste counterpart José Luis Guterres engage in a discussion at the Pancasila Building in Jakarta on Monday. Marty reiterated on Tuesday that Indonesia would work hard to help Timor Leste become a member of ASEAN. (Antara/Widodo S. Jusuf)

Working hard: Foreign Minister Marty Natalegawa (right) and his Timor Leste counterpart José Luis Guterres engage in a discussion at the Pancasila Building in Jakarta on Monday. Marty reiterated on Tuesday that Indonesia would work hard to help Timor Leste become a member of ASEAN. (Antara/Widodo S. Jusuf)Foreign Minister Marty Natalegawa told his Timor Leste counterpart José Luis Guterres on Tuesday that Indonesia would continue with its support for Timor Leste’s bid to join the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) despite Indonesia no longer holding the chair of the 10-nation group.

“We will continue to work hard to help realize Timor Leste’s vision to be a member of ASEAN,” Marty said during a joint press conference with Guterres following bilateral talks at the Indonesian Foreign Minister’s office.

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