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Gusmão-Jokowi discuss to settle land borders of the two countries

Gusmão-Jokowi discuss to settle land borders of the two countries

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DILI, 05 september 2023 (TATOLI) – Timorese Prime Minister Kay Rala Xanana Gusmão met with Indonesian President Joko Widodo to discuss the the settlement of the land borders between the two countries by the end of 2023.

During the bilateral meeting, which took place at Merdeka Palace in Indonesia, the two leaders also discussed the commitment to establish the economic zone between the two countries. 

“Jokowi hoped to settle the land borders between the two countries by the end of this year. Both leaders also agreed to boost bilateral economic cooperation between the two countries, especially the creation of an economic zone in the border area,” said Retno Marsudi, Indonesian Foreign Minister after the meeting, on monday.

Meanwhile, the President of the Republic also expressed Indonesia’s commitment to continue supporting Timor-Leste in capacity building in preparation for the country’s accession to ASEAN. 

Marsudi said that Prime Minister Gusmão appreciated Indonesia’s support for Timor-Leste in ASEAN membership. 

“President Jokowi emphasized future support for capacity building in order to accelerate Timor-Leste’s full membership in ASEAN,” Marsudi continued.

Furthermore, the Foreign Minister said that Prime Minister Gusmão also appreciated Indonesia for being a source of world peace. “Gusmao also said that Indonesia is the center gravity of peace and also an effective voice of peace.”

 

Journalist: Filomeno Martins 

Editor: Nelia Borges

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