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TLGOV: JRH appoints Dr. Sukehiro Hasegawa as HIS Special Adviser

PRESIDÊNCIA DA REPÚBLICA
GABINETE DA PRESIDÊNCIA

DEPARTAMENTO DE COMUNICAÇÃO SOCIAL

English

  Palacio das Cinsaz, 20 September 2007

Media Release

President Ramos-Horta appoints Dr. Sukehiro Hasegawa as HIS Special Adviser

The President of the Republic, Dr. José
Ramos-Horta, announced today that he has
appointed Dr. Sukehiro Hasegawa as his Special
Adviser for Good Governance and Democracy.

“Dr. Sukehiro Hasegawa is an outstanding expert
on governance and development issues with 30
years of service in the UN system that saw him
serving in many countries of the developing
world”, said President Ramos-Horta commenting on his appointment.

“Second, he is very committed to the well-being
of the people of Timor-Leste. Also, Dr. Hasegawa
is a national of Japan, a country with which
Timor-Leste maintains very strong bi-lateral
ties. So I am very pleased that Dr. Hasegawa, now
retired from the UN, has agreed to serve as my
Special Advisor”, the President of the Republic said.

“He will also be available to assist the
Government and National Parliament”, President Ramos-Horta added.

Dr. Hasegawa was Special Representative of the
Secretary-General and Resident Coordinator for
many years until August 2006, having served in
two UN Missions in Timor-Leste, first with UNMISET and later as head of UNOTIL.

Dr. Hasegawa has more than 30 years experience in
international development, having served with the
UN in many countries in Asia, the Pacific and Africa.

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DA REPÚBLICA DEMOCRÁTICA DE TIMOR-LESTE
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