Tempotimor (Dili) – Timor-Leste’s Minister for Foreign Affairs and Cooperation Dionísio Babo Soares says the exchange of diplomatic notes of the treaty between Timor-Leste and Australia establishing the respective maritime boundaries in the Timor sea has a great influence on Timor-Leste to become a member of ASEAN.

On 4th of September 2019, the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Cooperation Dionísio Babo Soares, conducts a meeting with the ASEAN Fact Finding Mission Team to share information on the Timor-Leste’s readiness to join ASEAN. Key message delivered is that Timor-Leste’s aspiration on becoming member of ASEAN was initiated back in 1975 and this remains the foreign policy priority of the State and Government of Timor-Leste.

The politician from Ermera municipality stated that the exchange of diplomatic notes of the treaty between Timor-Leste and Australia establishing the respective maritime boundaries in the Timor sea had a great influence on Timor-Leste to become a member of ASEAN.

"Therefore, it shows that we have sovereignty, we can manage our sovereignty that we are strong, there is no country coming to take us arbitrarily," he told reporters in Timor-Plaza, Dili, Wednesday (04/09).

The Fact Finding Finding Misson team has arrived in Timor-Leste to evaluate the country's preparations, which for almost 10 years have not yet joined ASEAN.

Historically, Timor-Leste has submitted its application to join the ASEAN organization since 2011. From the beginning until now, Indonesia, which became the first country, gave full support to this new country to enter ASEAN, but until now it has not been recognized by Singapore.

Geographically, the new country that celebrated the 20th referendum on 30 August was located in the Southeast Asia region, and the destination of the former colonies of Portugal and Indonesia joined ASEAN to strengthen security and defense and the economy in the Southeast Asian region.

East Timor's Foreign Minister Dionísio da Costa Babo Soares said the Fact-Finding Mission team consisting of 60 people from 10 ASEAN member countries came to Timor-Leste to evaluate the willingness of Timor-Leste to enter ASEAN.

The former Minister of Justice added that the Fact-Finding Mission team asked about Timor-Leste's politics in the world, and this question was a test of preparation for ASEAN entry.

"We are ready to enter if we are ready to enter, what we need to do, and what we need to submit. They asked very specific questions especially about our foreign policy strategy. Therefore, it was concluded today that I am trying to bring the name of the government to answer to them that we are ready to enter the ASEAN organization, "he explained.

He added the question that arose was what was the position of Timor-Leste about the power competition between America and China, and what was Timor-Leste's position on the issue of dispute when it entered ASEAN members.

"Some ASEAN members asked about the South China Sea issue, and also other questions about economic matters. And our human resource capacity is prepared or not, there is quality or not. These are very specific questions for them to see whether Timor-Leste is ready to enter ASEAN or not, "he explained.

This is the first time a Fact-Finding Mission came to Timor-Leste to make an evaluation, and according to the plan the mission will end in September next year.

Marcal Avelino Ximenes gave an applause to the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation.


“We all hope that the ASEAN team of Fact-Finding Mission in the ground will be get a comprehensive picture of Timor-Leste’s condition of development right now that can be used as input to the decision makers of ASEAN’s countries that can be able to accept our country Timor-Leste as a member of ASEAN in the near future,” he says.

TempoTimor (Dili) - The issue of the airplane ticket prices that have risen so far has been a major concern, but all of them can be resolved in a short time when Timor-Leste's Government began giving permission to operate aircraft from China.

TempoTimor (Dili) - Problema folin bilete aviaun ne’ebé semo a'as liu lalehan durante ne’e sai preokupasaun boot, maibe bu'at sira ne'e sei bele rezolve iha tempu badak nia laran bainhira governu Timor Leste hahú book an hodi fó autorizasaun ba aviaun husi Xina atu hahú hala’o operasaun.

Tempotimor (Dili) - Ikus-ikus ne’e, ideia atu kriminaliza defamasaun hahú mosu iha diskusaun públiku hafoin lanca husi Ministru da Justica, Manuel Carceres iha Manatuto, iha loron aniversariu restaurasaun independencia RDTL 20 de Maiu 2019. Mosu pro no kontra ba ideia ne’e. Sira ne’ebé pro konsidera ideia ne’e di’ak tanba durante ne’e ema balun hasai lia tolok no trata lider sira, liu-liu iha media sosial, facebook. Enkuantu sira ne’ebé kontra hanoin katak ideia ne’e la di’ak tanba bele fó ameasa ba liberdade espresaun sidadaun sira nian ne’ebé Konstituisaun rasik garante.

Tempotimor (Dili)-Maske durante ne’e eis Primeiru Ministru no lider boot partidu CNRT Kay Rala Xanana Gusmão sei hatudu nafatin ninia “jeitu” hanesan la preokupa ho kondisaun ne’ebé governu Aliansa Mudansa ba Progresu (AMP) hasoru daudauk, maibé iha hanoin balun ne’ebé hatete katak Xanana sente frustradu tebes.

Tempotimor (DILI) – It only takes one hour and forty minutes to fly by plane from Denpasar to the capital city of the country of Timor Leste or East Timor, Dili.

Tempotimor (Dili)-Serbisu membru governu sira ne’ebé hanesan “tuir idaidak nia hakarak” hamosu preokupasaun husi eis Prezidente Repúblika José Ramos Horta.

Tempotimor (Dili) - Eis Prezidente Repúblika José Ramos Horta husu ba membru governu no deputadu Timor Leste sira atu labele tabele demais iha Indonezia hodi ba gasta osan iha ne’ebá.

Tempotimor (Dili) – Kompañia internasional HEINEKEN oras ne’e preokupa maka’as kona – bá sirkulasaun no movimentu serveza illegal sira iha Timor – Leste. Nune’e HEINEKEN hato’o ona pedidu eskrita ba governu hodi halo atuasaun no intervensaun ba problema ne’e. 

Tempotimor (Dili) – The Timor-Leste Civil Aviation Authority (AACTL) has issued a license to the Trans Nusa aircraft to carry out operations for the Dili Kupang route, starting June 14, 2019

In fact the Trans Nusa Airplane had been operating on May 29, 2019 recently, but there is a technical operation that is not yet complete, so it will commence operations on June 14.

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