*Independente, Jun 1, 2011 language source: Tetun
President Jose Ramos Horta said the Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary General in Timor-Leste, Ameerah Haq has apologized to Prime Minister Xanana Gusmao regarding the recent statements in the report of the United Nations Integrated Mission in Timor-Leste (UNMIT) saying PM Gusmao is an obstacle to democracy and national development in the country.
The Special Representative of UN, Ameerah Haq has talked to me that she had also
spoken to Prime Minister Gusmao expressing her apology about the statement of a UNMIT staff,
President Horta said. President Horta stressed it is important for UNMIT to select qualified staff to observe situation in any countries and should not select unqualified staff.