In mid-1975, as political tensions escalated in Timor-Leste, the Fretilin elites…


In mid-1975, as political tensions escalated in Timor-Leste, the Fretilin elites increased their visit to Africa to meet with political leaders in Portuguese colonies or former Portuguese colonies there. Nicolau Lobato made a diplomatic tour to Africa and then to Lisbon in April 1975, while Xavier do Amaral and Mari Alkatiri also attended Mozambique's celebration of independence at the invitation of President Samora Machel.