Former Prime Minister of East Timor Visit President Yudhoyono

Wednesday, 01 October, 2008 | 13:49 WIB

TEMPO Interactive, Jakarta: Former East Timor Prime Minister Mari Alkatiri visited President Yudhoyono during the Idul Fitri gathering at the presidential palace on Wednesday, after attending the Idul Fitri prayer at the Istiqlal Mosque.

The deposed prime minister did not explain the purpose of his visit and left the presidential palace after greeting the president continuing his visit to Vice President Kalla at the vice presidential office.

Alkatiri currently holds the post of Secretary-General of the Revolutionary Front for an Independent East Timor (Fretilin) the rival party of National Congress for Timorese Reconstruction (CNRT) led by Xanana Gusmao.

Alkatiri was forced to resign from office in June 2006 after weeks of political unrest sparked by rebelling East Timor troops. A parliamentary election one year later brought Xanana Gusmao to the Prime Minister post.

Kurniasih Budi | Ninin Damayanti

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