Timor-Leste is a country with the Republic Government on the Timor Island. It’s located very near to east part of Indonesia, the East side of the province of East Nusa Tenggara (NTT).
At first, Timor Leste is a colonies territory of Portugal for 450 years. Then in 1976-1999, it’s integrated by Indonesia and became a province to 27 with the name: the province of East Timor. During 24 years in Indonesia, Timor-Leste was built by the Government of Indonesia with the cost of a big budget, but the confrontations frequently happened between the troops of Indonesia with Fretilin guerrillas. This happened continuously so that it caught the attention of the world to take an action to overcome it.
On 20 September 1999, the United Nations peacekeeping force in the mission of INTERFET (International Force For East Timor) came to Timor Leste to solve the problem. The next poll was held (a referendum) on 30 August 1999, sponsored by the United Nations. As a result, the majority of the Timor Leste people chose to be an independence nation. Finally, in 1999, it was the last year for Timor Leste to be part of Indoensia.
After the end of the poll which was won by an independent party, over the past 4 years since 1999-2002, Timor Leste under the auspice of the United Nations. All sectors of the economy and the Government set up by the United Nations.
On 20 May 2002, Timor Leste was recognized internationally as an independent nation with the official name of the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste. Timor Leste began forming a new cabinet under the leadership of its first President Xanana Gusmao.
Most of Timor Leste people who sided with Indonesia have been living in Indonesia until now. Instead, the Indonesia people who have livelihoods in Timor Leste also have been living in Timor Leste until now. Now the two countries establish relations of cooperation and have a good relationship.
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