Dili, 13 october 2020 (TATOLI)– Timor-Leste Defense Minister, Filomeno Paixão de Jesus thanked the Government of Malaysia for the support relating to the development of the defence sector in Timor-Leste.
Minister Paixão gave this appreciation during his meeting with Malaysia’s Ambassador to Timor-Leste, Sarima Akbar at Fatuhada Defense Office.
According to the press release document, during the meeting, Timor-Leste Defense Minister has thanked the Government of Malaysia. Mr Paixão recommended that the Ambassador should explore new cooperation methods in the area of defence and the two nations should begin discussions around a memorandum of understanding between both governments.
Ambassador Sarima Akbar also appreciates Timor-Leste support of Malaysia in the level of international diplomacy and for the active participation in the ASEAN Regional Forum.
The Ambassador has taken a note on the request from Timor-Leste to discuss and establish an MoU in the defence area between Malaysia and Timor-Leste.
Following this, the two countries will discuss technical levels of cooperation in strengthening the defence partnership as well as an MoU between the two countries.
Journalist: Eugénio Pereira
Editor: Francisco Simoes/Nick kettle