UN Police Adviser meets with President Horta

18 Oct 2010

UN Police Adviser meets with President Horta

Dili, 15 October 2010 –
Today United Nations Police Adviser Ann-Marie Orler met with Timor-Leste's President José Ramos-Horta to discuss the progress and challenges of the resumption process of primary policing responsibilities by the Polícia Nacional de Timor-Leste (PNTL).

Earlier in the week she met with PNTL Commander Longuinhos Monteiro.

Commissioner Orler was pleased by the resolve of political leaders to improve the conditions of policing in Timor-Leste.

"I learned that the commitment of UNPOL and the dedication of the PNTL is there, and it's important that it is backed up by the political leadership of Timor-Leste."

Commissioner Orler is on a five-day official visit to Timor-Leste.

Commissioner Ann-Marie Orler was appointed United Nations Police Adviser in the Department of Peacekeeping Operations in March 2010. Prior to that, she served as Deputy Police Adviser from May 2008. Before joining the United Nations, Commissioner Orler was a Police Commissioner with the Swedish National Police for some 20 years.