Fernando La Sama de Araújo has passed away

Tue. 02 of June of 2015, 12:58h

The Minister of State, Coordinating Minister of Social Affairs and Minister of Education, Dr. Fernando La Sama de Araújo, has passed away today, June 2nd, 2015, at 8:30 a.m., in the Guido Valadares National Hospital, in Díli.

This morning, in an extraordinary meeting, the Council of Ministers decreed a period of National Mourning which will take place up to 12 a.m. of June 5th, and has decided to propose, to the President of the Republic, to attribute him a posthumous decoration.

The government has expressed its deepest regret for the loss of one of its members and fulfilled a minute of silence, during the meeting, in his honour.