Brig. Gen. John Hutcheson, the commander of International Security Forces (ISF) asked the Timorese to understand that the presence of ISF in the nation is legal.
“We have come because we were asked. Our presence here is constitutional and legal based upon the trilateral accord between Australia, Timor-Leste and United Nations at the time of President Xanana Gusmão, President of National Parliament Lu-Olo, Prime Minister Mari Alkatiri and Minister of Foreign Affair José Ramos-Horta,” said Mr. Hutcheson on Monday (29/10) at Heliport, Dili when President José Ramos-Horta visited the ISF medical center.
Furthermore, Mr. Hutcheson said, the presence of ISF is to establish peace in Timor-Leste while working with UNMIT, UNPol, PNTL and F-FDTL. (STL and TP)