Jose Ramos-Horta hopes to win back his old job – Xanana Gusmão, too – while Fretilin’s own leadership question looms.
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On 31 May 2013 Dr Abdel Aziz Aluwaisheg gave a lecture to the Lowy Institute on relations between Australia and the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC).
Dr Aluwaisheg is Assistant Secretary General for Negotiations and Strategic Dialogue at the GCC.
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