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PN requests that MNEC focus on the return of 72 Timorese students from Israel

PN requests that MNEC focus on the return of 72 Timorese students from Israel

72 Timorese students in Israel (Image Facebook/Mendonça )

DILI,19 October 2020 (TATOLI)– Parliament has Requested that the Foreign Affairs Ministry continue the effort of bringing back the 72 Timorese students that have completed their studies in Israel.

“There is a situation involving 72 students that are in Israel, they have finished their studies in the area of agriculture, and they want to return to Timor-Leste. I want to reinforce their voices, to have MNEC put in more effort to bring back these students,” FRETILIN’s Nelia Menezes said during parliament sittings.

According to Nelia, many students in other countries have returned, but the 72 students in Israel have not been returned.

Ms Menezes requests that the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation set this as an important issue to focus on.

The Parliamentary Minister and the Minister for Social Communication,
Francisco Jerónimo said he would update this concern to the relevant Ministry.

Journalist: Evaristo Soares Martins

Editor: Cancio Ximenes/Nick Kettle

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