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CPLP Member States praise Timor-Leste’s participation in CAE-CPLP

CPLP Member States praise Timor-Leste’s participation in CAE-CPLP

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DILI, 06 july 2024 (TATOLI) – Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, Bendito dos Santos Freitas, representing the Head of State, José Ramos-Horta, visited the headquarters of the Center for Strategic Analysis of CPLP (CAE-CPLP), in Maputo, Mozambique.

The visit is also part of the agenda of the state visit of the President of the Republic, José Ramos-Horta, to Mozambique, where he was received directly by the Director of the CAE-CPLP, Colonel Armindo Alcides Garcia Sá Miranda Nogueira and the structure.

During the visit, the Director of the CAE-CPLP, Colonel Armindo Alcides Garcia Sá Miranda Nogueira, presented to Minister Bendito Freitas the progress of the CAE/CPLP work, and expressed the appreciation of the CPLP member states for Timor-Leste’s active participation in the CAE-CPLP.

Minister Bendito Freitas said, the CAE/CPLP organization was established in 1996 in the context of the CPLP, which aims to conduct analysis and research in the area of ​​defense and security and also establish cooperation between CPLP member countries in these two sectors.

In addition to analysis and research in these two areas, CAE-CPLP also scheduling, structuring and operationalization to provide ideas and present concepts on strategic issues.

Every year CPLP member states are obliged to contribute $ 6 thousand to CAE-CPLP, to finance operationalization services, especially to conduct research and analysis for the defense and security sector.

Mozambique is a recipient country that offers infrastructure and logistical facilities as well as technical staff to operationalize CAE-CPLP activities.

The Head of Diplomacy added that the Minister of Defense and the F-FDTL Command already have a thorough knowledge of CAE-CPLP cooperation, therefore, they need to work together to better prepare themselves when Timor-Leste receives rotating presidency to lead the CAE-CPLP organization in the future.

In addition, the visit was also accompanied by the Director-General for Affairs, Africa, Europe, America and the Middle East, Francisco Dionísio Fernandes ‘Mau-kura’, First Secretary of the Embassy of Timor-Leste to Mozambique, Lenilde Pereira and others.

 

 

Journalist: Camilio de Sousa
Editor: Filomeno Martins 

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