20th Anniversary Celebrations of the Referendum (Popular Consultation) and the INTERFET Mission

From 19 Sep until 20 Sep

September 19

- Arrival of guests to Dili, Dili International Airport

9.00 - Visit to CHEGA, Resistance Archive and Museum and Sta. Cruz Cemetery

15.00 to 17.00 - Visit to the Museum and Archive of the Resistance
- Visit to the 20 Together exhibition, INTERFET exhibit sponsored by Australian Government, AMRT
- Official viewing of the documentary “Then and Now 99-19”, by Max Stahl, AMRT

19.30 - Dinner for dignitaries hosted by H.E. the Prime-Minister, Palácio Nobre, Lahane, With Sir Peter John Cosgrove and H.E. Kay Rala Xanana Gusmão

September 20

Palácio do Governo
9.30 - National Anthem by choir
- Minute of silence by H.E. the President of the Republic
- Speech by Sir. Peter Cosgrove
- Speech by H.E. the President of the Republic
- Commemoration ceremony and dedication of the INTERFET memorial plaque
- Laying of wreaths in memory of those who lost their lives
- “Timorese children’s dreams” by Ania
- Music by the choir (“Loron aban hahu ohin”)

10.30 - Official Parade of Remembrance (Australia, New Zealand and Timor-Leste), Palácio do Governo to Dili Convention Centre

12.00 to 14.00 - Friendship Lunch with cultural entertainment, Dili Convention Centre, with Dr. José Ramos-Horta

14.30 - Official launch of the 20 Together Exhibit, AMRT

16.00 - Cosgrove/Xanana Shield - Soccer Game between INTERFET and FALINTIL, with Xanana and Cosgrove
- Soccer Game between Australian and New Zealand Defence Forces and F-FDTL, Dili Stadium