Minister of Foreign Affairs Zacarias Da costa of Timor-Leste

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A bodyguard for the president and two of the attackers were killed, da Costa said and Gutteres said the rebel leader, Maj.
Zacarias da Costa is a East Timorese politician and diplomat.
Before being appointed as Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste, Minister da Costa was a Member of Parliament and Leader of the Social Democratic Party (PSD) Bench at the Parliament.
Professionally, Minister da Costa has worked with the Asian Development Bank (ADB) for four years as Inter-Agency Coordinator and Project Administration and Implementation Specialist.
Meanwhile, Timor-Leste Foreign Minister Zacarias da Costa said that the president is in stable condition.
Timorese Foreign Minister Zacarias da Costa said Ramos-Horta had undergone exploratory surgery at an Australian military hospital in Dili.
Da Costa described the president\'s condition as stable.
Mr da Costa says he does not think it was a mistake to stop searching for Reinado and he does not regret allowing the rebel leader to remain free, because it was hoped a political solution could be negotiated.
Mr da Costa says the men responsible for the attack are being pursued by police and will be prosecuted.
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to make a joint effort combating such global issues.
spokesman Zacarias da Costa said by telephone.
Da Costa said the peoples lack of skills and training, coupled with the countrys fragile institutions, "undermines the building of a culture of peaceful settlements of conflicts.
1) President Jose Ramos-Horta, Prime Minister Xanana Gusmao, the Government of Timor-Leste and its people are very grateful of Japan's great assistance since before the country's independence.
I was in the heliport and yes, he's in a stable condition, his life is not endangered," da Costa was quoted by Reuters as telling CNN television, referring to a heliport at an Australian military base in Dili where Ramos-Horta was taken.
Da Costa said it was still unclear who carried out the attack.
Dili - East Timor President Jose Ramos-Horta was stable after he was shot in the stomach during an attack on his Dili home by rebel soldiers, Foreign Minister Zacarias da Costa said on Monday.
Da Costa said Ramos-Horta would be flown to the Australian city of Darwin for further treatment and Prime Minister Xanana Gusmao was in charge of the country.
Da Costa said they were waiting to receive formal notification of the arrests from East Timor's embassy in Jakarta, but Indonesian police confirmed the three suspects had been captured.