[Easttimorstudies] ANU Ramos Horta lecture now available for download

Jennifer Drysdale jenster at cres10.anu.edu.au
Mon Oct 16 09:24:31 EST 2006

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Dr Jose Ramos-Horta
Prime Minister, Timor-Leste
Thursday, 12 October 2006

In his first visit to Australia as Prime Minister of Timor-Leste, Dr 
Jose Ramos-Horta discusses the current political situation in his country.

Dr Ramos-Horta, a Nobel Peace Prize laureate and accomplished 
diplomat, was handed one of the biggest challenges of his life on 10 
July 2006, he became Timor-Leste's second Prime Minister. He came to 
the position amid high expectations that he restore political 
stability, reconstitute the security forces, promote development, 
eradicate corruption and revive public faith in the country's 
fledgling democracy.

Although conditions remain bleak, he is widely viewed as the best 
person for promoting reconciliation and restoring hope. In accepting 
the difficult task of Prime Minister, he put aside personal ambition 
by withdrawing from the shortlist of candidates for the United 
Nations Secretary-General.

This lecture was presented by  the Asia-Pacific College of Diplomacy, 
ANU College of Asia and the Pacific.

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