Ramos-Horta on the Shortlist

ABC Asia Pacific is confirming, as reported on this blog last week, that José Ramos-Horta, Foreign Minister of East Timor, is on the “short-list” of UNSG candidates.

Portuguese Foreign Minister Diogo Freitas do Amaral says he has been told by Portugal’s ambassador to the UN that Mr Horta’s name was on the shortlist.

Could Ambassador João Salgueiro be the colleague with whom U.S. Ambassador Bolton reportedly spoke about Ramos-Horta being the United States’ fall-back candidate?

One Response to “Ramos-Horta on the Shortlist”

  1. […] Jose Ramos-Horta’s recent visit to Australia sparked heavy discussion on his possible candidacy. As reported here back in February, the East Timorese Foreign Minister is on the U.S. short list. Ramos-Horta noted that his meetings with U.S. Ambassador John Bolton and other U.S. State Department officials on the possibility have been positive, and that he has been approached by European governments about his candidancy. […]

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