Ramos Horta is now in Guinea-Bissau


José Ramos Horta arrived at dawn to Bissau, to occupy the chair of the Special Representative of the Secretary-General of the United Nations in the country. Ramos Horta believes that more support is needed from the international community for the Guinean people.

The former President of East Timor, he began the day with a greeting ceremony with Guinean authorities. The Nobel Peace Prize was confident, and guaranteed that he will work with all the elements of society to develop programs of development, with a focus on the country’s youth.

In January of this year the UN secretary general, Ban Ki-Moon, appointed Ramos-Horta his representative for Guinea-Bissau. He replaced Rwandan Joseph Mutaboba as head of the UN Integrated Office for Peacebuilding in Guinea-Bissau – UNIOGBIS .

7 thoughts on “Ramos Horta is now in Guinea-Bissau

  1. Valter F. Martins

    Estou certo que, assim como conduziu com diplomacia por anos a autodeterminação do Timor L., ser adepto da não
    violência, ter sido vitima do governo de Suharto, que impôs um ataque sanguinário ao frágil povo de Timor L.
    e “saímos”, vitoriosos não tenho duvidas que Ramos Horta vencera (venceremos), esta “batalha”.
    Assim como um dia (brevemente) o povo Palestino conquiste seu território.
    Valter F. Martins

  2. Pedro de Deus

    We hope your mission will successfully in Guinea and please contribute and work together International community and also representative of Timor Leste. I believe to Mr.Ramos Horta, because you have many experiences with your self.

  3. Joao Miguel

    As you set out for Ithaka
    hope the voyage is a long one,
    full of adventure, full of discovery.
    Laistrygonians and Cyclops,
    angry Poseidon- don’t be afraid of them:
    you’ll never find things like that on your way
    as long as you keep your thoughts raised high,
    as long as a rare excitement
    stirs your spirit and your body.
    Laistrygonians and Cyclops,
    wild Poseidon- you won’t encounter them
    unless you bring them along inside your soul,
    unless your soul sets them up in front of you.

    Hope the voyage is a long one.
    May there be many a summer morning when,
    with what pleasure, what joy,
    you come into harbors seen for the first time;
    may you stop at Phoenician trading stations
    to buy fine things,
    mother of pearl and coral, amber and ebony,
    sensual perfume of every kind-
    as many sensual perfumes as you can;
    and may you visit many Egyptian cities
    to gather stores of knowledge from their scholars.

    Keep Ithaka always in your mind.
    Arriving there is what you are destined for.
    But do not hurry the journey at all.
    Better if it lasts for years,
    so you are old by the time you reach the island,
    wealthy with all you have gained on the way,
    not expecting Ithaka to make you rich.

    Ithaka gave you the marvelous journey.
    Without her you would not have set out.
    She has nothing left to give you now.

    And if you find her poor, Ithaka won’t have fooled you.
    Wise as you will have become, so full of experience,
    you will have understood by then what these Ithakas mean.


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