Horta to meet with leaders of France and Germany

Horta to meet with leaders of France and Germany

President of Republic of TImor-Leste, José Ramos Horta (Photo Tatoli/Francisco Sony)

DILI, 20 june 2023 (TATOLI) – The President of the Republic, José Ramos-Horta, leaves today for France and Germany to meet the leaders of the two European countries – France and Germany. 

On monday (19/06), the National Parliament approved the first visit of the Head of State to the two European countries, between 20 and 28 june 2023.

“President Horta sent a letter to the National Parliament on june 2, requesting MPs’ approval for his state visit to the two countries,” House Speaker Aniceto Guterres said during a plenary session on, monday.

In his request letter, President Horta said: “I will be making an official visit to France and Germany. I will be in Paris, France, between 21 and 24 june, to participate, as Nobel Laureate and Head of State, in the Summit for a New Global Financing Pact. I was invited by the Head of State of France, Emmanuel Macron.”

With the approval of the request, today, President Horta is set to travel to France and Germany. 

Several Heads of State and Government, dozens of Heads of International Organizations, and hundreds of civil society and private sector representatives are expected to attend the Summit for a New Global Financing Pact on 22-23 June 2023, hosted by the President of France, HE Emmanuel Macron.

Horta will meet with the heads of state from several countries to address the economic situation of the most indebted countries, promote the development of the private sector in low-income countries and encourage investment in “green” infrastructure for the energy transition in emerging and developing countries, and finally to mobilize specific funding for countries vulnerable to climate change.

The Summit is co-organized by France, Barbados, and India to set the foundations for a new global financing architecture beyond the Bretton Woods system to address climate change, biodiversity crisis, and development challenges. As an official partner of the Summit, UNESCO co-organizes two official events on the financing of Education and Global public goods, an affiliated event on youth innovation, and will host 10 official panel discussions at UNESCO headquarters.

On june 24, the Head of State will travel to Berlin, Germany, where he has also scheduled an official meeting with Chancellor Olaf Scholz.



Journalist: Filomeno Martins 

Editor: Nelia Borges


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