Vice President Hamzah Haz: Dialog with GAM Still an Option

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  • TEMPO Interactive, Jakarta:Vice President Hamzah Haz said he remains open to the option of holding dialog with representatives from the Free Aceh Movement (GAM) during his visit to Aceh on January 15-16, 2002. gIfm open to holding dialogs,hhe said after attending Friday prayers at the Jami Darussalam Mosque in East Jakarta today (11/1). However, the Vice President said that law enforcement and security must be improved to support an economic recovery in Aceh, also known as the Veranda to Mecca. He added the government would have completely solved the problems for Aceh this year. Vice President Hamzah Haz has scheduled a visit to numerous regions in Aceh, including Singkil, South Aceh, West Aceh, and Simeulue, during his two day excursion to the area. He would also open an international seminar about the Acehnese poet Hamzah Fansuri. (Dede Ariwibowo - Tempo News Room)