INTERNATIONAL, HEADLINE

President Horta holds courtesy meetings with President and Prime Minister of Singapore

President Horta holds courtesy meetings with President and Prime Minister of Singapore

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DILI, 01 june 2024 (TATOLI) – President of the Republic, Jose Ramos Horta held high-level meetings with President Tharman Shanmugaratnam and Prime Minister Lawrence Wong of Singapore, with the aim of strengthening bilateral ties and discussing Timor-Leste’s proposal to join ASEAN.

These meetings covered various areas of cooperation between the two nations that already exist, including investment, economy, health sector, education, and bilateral relations in general.

The main focus was Timor-Leste’s ongoing process to accede to ASEAN, the influential regional bloc.

Horta said that Singapore has reiterated its readiness to support Timor-Leste’s accession to ASEAN.

As part of expressing appreciation for Singapore’s assistance so far, particularly in human resource development through training programs, Horta extended an invitation to the President of Singapore and the Prime Minister to visit Timor-Leste.

These meetings further strengthened the strong relationship between the two nations and paved the way for potential new areas of cooperation as Timor-Leste moves forward to advance its accession to ASEAN.

 

Journalist: Camilio de Sousa

Editor: Filomeno Martins 

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