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Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs, Alexander Downer
12 July 2001
Land for East Timor Embassy in Australia
The Australian Government will do this on the basis of a reciprocal exchange of land in East Timor for possible future use by the Australian Government.
The East Timorese leaders welcomed this proposal during my visit to Dili on 4-5 July.
This decision represents another important milestone in the development of our relationship with East Timor. Australia will continue to play our part in helping East Timor's reconstruction and development during its transition to independence and beyond.
Matt Francis (Ministerial) 02 6277 7500
Lyndall Sachs (Departmental) 02 6261 1555