DILI, 09 october 2023 (TATOLI) – The New Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) to Timor-Leste, Wang Wenli, presented her credentials to the President of the Republic, José Ramos-Horta, on monday (09/10).
The Vice-Minister for ASEAN Affairs, Milena Rangel, said that the newly appointed Chinese ambassador to Timor-Leste would certainly strengthen bilateral ties between the two countries.
Wang Wenli will work closely with the Timorese government to implement the bilateral agreements that have been established earlier.
“We can now continue to implement the existing bilateral cooperation,” Minster Rangel told reporters at the Palace of the President.
Last year, during his visit to Timor-Leste, the Chinese Foreign Minister, Wang Yi, and the Timorese former Foreign Minister Adaljiza Magno, signed several bilateral agreements on key areas, including economic, health and so on.
In july, the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of China, Nong Rong held an official meeting with Prime Minister, Kay Rala Xanana Gusmão to convey China’s commitment to sign more bilateral agreements in various fields with Timor-Leste.
During his stay in the country, Nong Rong and his Timorese counterpart, Milena Rangel also held diplomatic consultations to strengthen the diplomatic ties of the two nations.
Last month, during his visit to China, Prime Minister Kay Rala Xanana Gusmão met with Chinese President Xi Jinping in Hangzhou, where both leaders agreed to upgrade the ties of the two countries to a Comprehensive Strategic Partnership.
China was one of the first countries to recognize Timor-Leste’s independence and also one of the first countries to establish diplomatic relations with Timor-Leste.
In terms of China’s support to Timor-Leste, China constructed three major buildings in Timor-Leste, the Presidential Palace, the MoFAC Office, and the Headquarters of the Timorese National Defense Force (F-FDTL).
Journalist: Camilio de Sousa
Editor: Filomeno Martins