Hasan Tiro To Meet Vice President

Founder of former Free Aceh Movement (GAM), Hasan Tiro, is expected to meet Vice President Jusuf Kalla in Jakarta, on Friday, October 24, 2008.
    “Hasan Tiro is invited by Vice President Jusuf Kalla for a meeting in Jakarta where he is also likely to meet President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono,” spokesman of The Aceh Party, Adnan Beuransah, said here on Wednesday.
    The former supreme leader of GAM returned for a visit to Aceh on October 11, 2008 after 30 years of self-exile in Sweden. His visit to Aceh was facilitated by the Aceh Transitional Committee (KPA) under a full assistance of the Aceh Party.
    Hasan Tiro has met with the people of Aceh, calling on them to help maintain peace that had been created since the peace accord was signed in Helsinki on August 15, 2008.
    He has also visited his home-town in Pidie district where he met with his relatives and paid homage to the tomb of his father.
    Adan said that Hasan Tiro on Thursday went to Meulaboh, West Aceh district to meet the local people. Meulaboh was his last visit in Aceh.
    After meeting with the vice president, Hasan Tiro will return to Sweden where he has been living in the last 30 years. He will leave for Sweden through Malaysia on October 26, 2008.

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