Ambassadors of Brunei and Spain present credential letters to President Horta

Ambassadors of Brunei and Spain present credential letters to President Horta


DILI, 15 july 2022 (TATOLI) – The Ambassador of Brunei Darussalam, Wan Hadfi Lutfan Bin Haji Abdul Latif, and the non-resident Ambassador of Spain to Timor-Leste, Francisco de Asis Aguilera Aranda, today, presented their letters of credential to the President of the Republic, José Ramos Horta to officially start their diplomatic mission in the country.

“Today, I accompanied the President of the Republic to receive the credential letters from the ambassadors of the two countries,” the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, Adaljiza Magno told reporters at the Presidential Palace, today.

She said after receiving the credential letters, they have a bilateral discussion with the ambassador of Brunei Darussalam on how to strengthen ties in the air service and education sector.

Last month, the Minister of Transport and Communications, José Agostinho da Silva and his Bruneian counterpart Pengiran Shamhary, accompanied by the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, Adaljiza Magno, signed the Air Services Agreement, in Brunei Darussalam.

“Today, we talked about the Air Services Agreement that we signed last month. We hope that in the near future, the Bruneian Passenger Aircraft will have their regular flights to Timor-Leste,” Magno said.

She stressed that Brunei Darussalam also expressed its commitment to provide scholarships to Timorese scholarship hunters who wanted to pursue their higher education degrees overseas.

“Brunei wants to take young Timorese to pursue their higher education degree there. But, the problem is the English Language requirement is very high. For instance, they require an IELTS (Academic) overall score of at least 6.5 or 7.0. It’s difficult for our Timorese students to pass the scholarship. Thus, I have talked with my Bruneian counterpart, Dato Erywan to offer some bridging courses so that our students can have the opportunity to study in Brunei,” Mago explained.

On the other hand, President Horta and Ambassador Aranda also discussed the possibility of having a political dialogue between the Government of Timor-Leste and Spain every year.


Journalist: Filomeno Martins 

Editor: Nelia Borges 


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