Edition 1416
25 March 2017
Edition: 1416

Read this week's issue online exactly as it appears in print.

Twitter

Portugal backs US military in West Africa drug wars

in News · 26-03-2011 00:00:00 · 0 Comments

Portugal backs the idea of the United States using its military Africa Command (AFRICOM) in fighting drug-trafficking in the former Portuguese colony of Guinea-Bissau and other West African countries.

President Ramos-Horta highlighted the importance of the militarised police force in helping train Timor’s law enforcement officers.
“It takes more than two or three years to train a police officer” so “bilateral cooperation may go on for many more years” Nobel Peace Prize winner Ramos-Horta told journalists.
Discussions between Portugal and East-Timor are under way and Ramos-Horta agrees that “it will obviously have to be paid for by the Timorese, as the country cannot always expect Portugal to pick up the bill.
TPN/Lusa
main

Comments

Be the first to comment on this article

Interactive Topics, send us your comments/opinion on this article.


Please enter the letters as they are
shown in the image.
Letters are not case-sensitive.
Edition 1416
25 March 2017
Edition: 1416

Read this week's issue online exactly as it appears in print.

Twitter

Pub

  • Abacoz
  • Ibex
  • Simple Taste
  • http://fair.theportugalnews.com/
  • Nobel International School
  • Hochanda
  • Land and Houses
  • Zoomarine
  • R.C. Brown
  • Marcela Properties
  • Toldolanda
  • Cris Piessens
  • Audiocare
  • Intermarche
  • Advertise
  • Algarve Weddings
  • Abbeygate
  • Blevins
  • John Hill
  • Blacktower
  • Palm Properties