EU-Timor-Leste to sign Presidential Election Monitoring agreement for 2022 presidential election

EU-Timor-Leste to sign Presidential Election Monitoring agreement for 2022 presidential election

Ambassador of European Union to TL, Andrew Jacob (Image Tatoli/ Francisco Sony)

DILI, 26 january 2022 (TATOLI) – European Union Ambassador to Timor – Leste (EU) Andrew Jacobs says the EU and the Government of Timor – Leste will sign a Presidential Election Monitoring agreement, within this week, to send the EU observers to Timor-Leste for the 2022 presidential election.

“The EU monitoring agreement will be signed by the EUTL and the Technical Secretariat of the Electoral Administration (STAE) within this week,” EU Ambassador to Timor-Leste Andrew Jacobs commented at the Portuguese Embassy in Dili.

Mr. Jacobs said that the presence of a delegation from the European Union will ensure democratic and transparent elections.

Jacobs also said he did not know how many observers would be sent to Timor-Leste, as it was still being discussed at EU Headquarters in Belgium, Brussels.

“I don’t know for sure how many observers will be sent to Timor-Leste to monitor the presidential election because it is still in the process of being discussed but for sure they will arrive in Timor-Leste this February,” said Jacobs.

EU observers have been monitoring the general election in Timor – Leste since 2017 and wish to continue monitoring the Presidential Election which will be held on 19 March 2022.

In the same place, Mr. Jacobs thanked the Government of Timor-Leste for inviting the European Union to participate in monitoring the 2022 presidential election.

“I would like to thank the Government of Timor-Leste for inviting us to be observers of the Presidential Election in Timor-Leste and I hope this cooperation will continue in the future,”

Previously, the National Director of the Electoral Administration Technical Secretariat (STAE), Acilino Manuel Branco, informed that more than 30 observers from the European Union would arrive in Timor – Leste in early February to conduct direct observations of the upcoming presidential election.


Journalist : Camilio de Sousa

Editor:Nelia B


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