New UN Member: President Kavan meets Timor-Leste President
26 September - GA President Kavan's meeting with President Kay Rala Xanana Gusmao took place on the admission of the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste as 191st member of the UN. Their discussion focused on UN assistance for infrastructure development and security of the newly independent state. Timor-Leste, according to its president, needs help in creating the administrative, military, police and other structures necessary for it to function. President Gusmao said he appreciated the UN's role in development assistance although that assistance might end in 2004. Relations with Indonesia, which include 80% of Timor-Leste's foreign trade, were also discussed .

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