DILI, 18 june 2021 (TATOLI) – Around 4.000 Indonesian citizens are living in Timor-Leste, revealed the Ambassador of the Republic of Indonesia to Timor-Leste Sahat Sitorus.
“The data base of Indonesian citizens recorded from 2016-2020 is around 4000 person Indonesian citizens living in Timor-Leste and around 800 Indonesian citizens are declared undocumented,” Said Sitorus at the Indonesian Embassy Farol, Dili to reporters TATOLI News Agency on thursday.
Sitorus explained that he had coordinated with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation of Timor-Leste and the Immigration office to resolve this issue immediately.
Previously, around 800 Indonesian citizens were declared undocumented because they came to Timor-Leste through illegal path on the border of Timor-Leste and Indonesia, and there were also Indonesian citizens who were previously married to Timorese and no longer registered in the Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia so far, said Sitorus.
Journalist: Camilio de Sousa
Editor: Rafy Belo