Nobel winners call for Timor peace talks
Wednesday 11 December 1996
Carlos Belo, a Catholic bishop, and and Jose Ramos Horta, a self-exiled activist, were handed their gold medals and diplomas in a solemn ceremony in City Hall, Oslo, before several hundred dignitaries, including King Harald of Norway. The Nobel Committee chairman, Francis Sejersted, who presented the laureates with the pounds 800,000 prize, said they were awarded "for their long-lasting efforts to achieve a just and peaceful solution to the 20-year-old conflict in East Timor".
Reuter - Oslo
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