DILI, 16 september 2022 (TATOLI) – Malaysia is committed to promoting Timor-Leste’s tourism and providing training to Timorese youth in the important areas for the development of the country’s human resources.
“We look forward to working closely with Timor-Leste to promote its tourism and attract visitors to this country, at the same time contribute to the country’s economic growth”, said the Head of the Malaysian Embassy, Nadia Azura Mohd Nudri, at the celebration of the 65th Anniversary of Malaysian Independence, at the Novo Turismo Hotel, in Dili.
Nadia Azura Mohd said that the celebration of independence day will strengthen cooperation between the two countries, stressing that Malaysia is also committed to supporting Timor-Leste to become a member of ASEAN.
“We fully support Timor-Leste’s accession to a regional organization,”She said.
Nadia said Timor-Leste and Malaysia’s relationships have been established since the country restored its independence day adding that Malaysia has supported Timor-Leste in several areas.
Meanwhile, The President of the Republic, José Ramos Horta, thanked the Government of Malaysia for its contribution to the development and stability of the country.
“Malaysia was the first ASEAN country to support the development of our armed forces and membership of regional organizations, under the command of former Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad,” Horta said.
Malaysia was the first country to set up its office in Dili, on 30 April 2001: “It was also the first ASEAN country to establish an embassy in Dili on Independence Day, 20 May 2002, while Timor-Leste established its embassy in Kuala Lumpur on 7 October last year. the same year,” Horta recalled.
Journalist: Camilo de Sousa
Editor: Nelia B