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Polish Ambassador appreciates TL’s support for Ukrainians amid the humanitarian crisis

Polish Ambassador appreciates TL’s support for Ukrainians amid the humanitarian crisis

(Photo Tatoli/Filomeno Martins)

DILI, 23 may 2022 (TATOLI) – The Ambassador of Poland to Indonesia and Timor-Leste, Beata Stoczynska appreciated Timor-Leste’s support for Ukrainians.

“We are meeting today in a very difficult time of war in Ukraine. Unprovoked and unjustified Russian aggression on Ukraine has threatened the entire international order. Global security and Global economic development are exposed to the new threats,” Ambassador Beata Stoczynska made the comments at the celebration of the 20th anniversary of Poland-Timor-Leste bilateral relations, in Dili, on sunday night.

Stoczynska said Poland has received so many refugees from Ukraine: “So far, we have welcomed more than 3.5 million Ukrainians who escaped the war in Ukraine.”

“Let me underline our appreciation to the government of Timor-Leste for supporting the international response in condemning Russia within international organizations such as United Nations,” she said. “We also notice Timor-Leste’s financial support to Ukrainians. It is so important that we are together as we share the values and promote our peace and freedom.”

At the same place, President of the Republic, Jose Ramos Horta stressed that the Russian invasion of Ukraine was entirely unacceptable.

“Again, I join with the Deputy Foreign Minister, Julião da Silva, and the Government members, first, we condemn the Russian invasion of Ukraine. There is no possible rationale for such an action. We hope that this tragedy would end soon to avoid some of the bigger miscalculations and catastrophes.”

Horta thanked Ambassador Beata Stoczynska for her presence at the commemoration of the 20th anniversary of Timor-Leste’s independence and the Presidential Inauguration Ceremony.

Horta pledged that within his constitutional power limitation, he will encourage the government and parliament to be more active in seeking and expanding Timor-Leste’s bilateral ties with Poland as it does with other European countries. “We wish we have a very strong bilateral relationship,” Horta added.

On march 9, the Government of Timor-Leste, through the meeting of the Council of Ministers, approved a resolution for the provision of US$1.5 million to support the Ukrainians amid the humanitarian crisis in Ukraine.

On march 3, Timorese Prime Minister, Taur Matan Ruak, expressed Timor-Leste’s solidarity with the people of Ukraine, saying the invasion of Russia on Ukraine’s national territory was unacceptable.

“On behalf of the Timorese people, I would like to manifest our solidarity with the Ukrainians who are currently defending their land, their right, and their independence against the invasion of Russia,” said Ruak.

Journalist: Filomeno Martins

Editor: Nelia Borges

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