Thursday, October 15, 2009

East Timor, Observance of Independence day

As East Timor's Independence day approaches, dignatories from 92 countries, including
US president Bill Clinton

UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan

Indonesian President Sukarnoputri

Australian Prime Miniister John Howard

Portuguese President Gorge Sampaio

gather in Dili to witness the birth of the World's 192nd Nation.

At midnight on 19 May, Annan hands Government to president-elect Xanana Gusmao and declares East Timor independent. The UN flag is lowered and East Timor flag raised. About 1,00,000 East Timorese watch the ceremony.