The Queen has been pleased to approve the following Honorary appointment to The New Zealand Order of Merit:
To be an Honorary Companion of the said Order:
Mr Xanana GUSMAO, of Dili, East Timor. For the furtherance of New Zealand-East Timor relations.
Dated at Wellington this 4th day of July 2000.
MARIE SHROFF, Secretary and Registrar,
The New Zealand Order of Merit.