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 (Díli) – Deputadu sira iha Parlamentu Nasionál, Tersa (04/09/19) hetan brifing husi ekipa Ministériu Negósiu Estranjeiru no Kooperasun (MNEK) ba ASEAN, hodi nune'e Parlamentu Nasionál ho Governu bele fó informasaun hanesan, ba ekipa avaliasaun husi ASEAN.
Tempotimor (Dili) – Prezidente – Repúblika (PR), Francisco Guterres Lú Olo husu ba embaixador nain tolu (3) ne’ebé foin simu posse atu haluan liutan kooperasaun Timor – Leste nian iha Brasl, Estadus Unidus Amerika no Nova Zelándia. 
 
“Prezidente no Governu nomeia Ita-Boot sira tanba fiar katak ita-boot sira sei koopera ho governu Brazil, Estadus Unidus no Nova Zelándia, atu haforsa liután relasaun entre ita-nia rain no sira-nian. Prezidente Repúblika fiar katak Embaixador sira ne’ebé foin simu pose iha kapasidade. Ha’u fiar katak sira bele hasa’e no loke liután nível no ámbitu kooperasaun entre ita-nia Estadus,” hatete PR Lu Olo hafon seremóna posse ba embaixador nain tolu ne’e iha Palásiu Prezidensial Bairro Pite, Dili, Tersa (13/08). 
 
Kona-ba Brasil, PR Lú Olo aproveita oportunidade ida ne’e atu fó-hanoin katak iha simeira CPLP, hala’o iha Brasil, mak Timor-Leste tama ofisialmente  nu’ udar membru CPLP nian. 
 
“Ita simu ona Chefes Estadu Brasil nian, Fernando Henrique Cardoso no Luís Inácio Lula da Silva, iha ita-nia país. Kooperasaun entre ita la’o di’ak, liuliu iha área edukasaun, iha formasaun ba kuadrus universitárius. Timor-Leste mak lolo prezidénsia rotativa CPLP nian ba Brasil, iha tinan 2016,” nia fó hanoin. 
 
Nia konsidera, embaixador Olímpio Branco, ne’ebé foin simu pose, iha karreira naruk ona. Hahú servisu kedas ba Ministériu Negósiu Estranjeiru no Kooperasaun bainhira instituisaun ida ne’e harii, molok restaura formalmente Independénsia Timor – Leste. Kaer horiuluk knaar nu’ udar Sekretáriu-Jeral iha Ministériu ne’e. Embaixador Olímpio Branco hala’o ona knaar nu’udar Embaixador Timor-Leste nian ba Repúblika Popular China no ba Repúblika Cuba. 
 
“Ha’u konfia iha nia kompeténsia no dedikasaun no ha’u deseja susesus ba Embaixador ne’e,” nia hatete. 
 
Kona-ba Embaixador Isílio Coelho, importante hatete katak, nia  hanesan  rin ida Ministériu Negósius Estranjeirus no Kooperasaun nian. Hahú kedas servisu ba Ministériu ne’e bainhira instituisaun ida ne’e harii formalmente, molok ita restaura formalmente ita-nia Independénsia. Embaixador Isílio hala’o knaar oioin, inklui Sekretáriu Jeral MNEC nian no Embaixador ba Japão. Susesus ba ninia knaar foun nu’ udar Embaixador. 
 
Husi kedas loron ita restaura ita-nia independénsia, tanba ita estabelese relasaun diplomátika iha nível embaixador rezidente, kooperasaun ho Estadus Unidus hala’o iha sektor oioin, liliu iha área defeza.
 
Ikus liu, señor Embaixador Lisualdo, quadru ida husi MNEC, diplomata karreira nian, sei hala’o knaar iha país viziñu ida, país ida ne’ebé hamutuk ho ita iha momentu difísil sira ne’ebé ita hasoru horiuluk.  
 
“Ha’u fó-hanoin katak Nova Zelándia integra mós INTERFET (forsa internasionál  ne’ebé tun iha Timor-Leste, iha 20 Setembru 1999). Ita haree militar sira-nia profisionalismu no nain ida mate iha períodu tranzisaun,” nia hatete.  
 
PR Lú Olo mós hare katak, iha mós momentu difísil seluk ida, iha períodu  istória foin liubá,  nu’udar Estadu, ne’ebé komunidade internasional mós rekoñese, iha 2006, Nova Zelándia mai mós tulun Timor-Leste. 
 
“Kooperasaun ne’e sei boot babeibeik no ha’u fiar diplomata ida ne’e, katak Embaixador Lisualdo, sei hatene loke no haklean liután kooperasaun ho Nova Zelândia,” nia fiar. 
 
Ikus liu, ha’u aproveita okaziaun ida ne’e atu hatete ohin katak, bainhira presiza, ha’u sei fó apoiu tomak ba embaixador sira. Ita-Boot sira iha ha’ u-nia konfiansa.
 
 
 
 
 

Tempo timor (Dili) - Primeiru Ministru Taur Matan Ruak hatete nia konkorda atu nia prima, Joana Veneranda Amaral, sai embaixadora Timor Leste iha Santa Sé, Vatikanu, tanba molok ne'e bainhira nia sei asumi kargu nu'udar Prezidente Repúblika nia veta nia prima ne'ebé naran tama iha lista embaixadór.

Governu Konstitusional Daualu aprezenta ona lista kandidatu embaixadór Timor Leste na’in 15  ba Prezidente Repúblika atu konsidera. Entre na’in 15, inklui mos embaixadores sira ne'ebe propoin husi VII Konstitusional iha 2017 ba nasaun sira hanesa portugal ho Brasil no mos embaixadores na’in 3 seluk ne'ebe simu ona karta aceitasaun husi nasaun receitor hanesan Estadus Unidus da Amerika, Nova Zelandia ho Brasil.

TempoTimor (Dil) - Relasiona ho situasaun iha kapital Indonezia, Jakarta, ne'ebé manas iha loron rua nia laran, 21 no 22 Maiu, Ministériu Negosiu Estrajeiru no Kooperasaun husu ba membru Orgaun soberanu sira liu-liu, membru Parlamentu Nasional, membru governu Timor Leste no Diretór sira  atu husu lisensa ka clearance husi Embaixada Timor Leste iha Jakarta molok hala'o viajen ba Indonezia, liu-liu ba Jakarta.

Dili (Tempo Semanal), The Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, Denisio Babo Soares, on Tuesday 9 /04/19, has submitted list of more than 10 new ambassadors’ to the PM, Taur Matan Ruak. This list will substitute ambassadors who had concluded their mission in the last few years.

Primeiru Ministru, Taur Matan Ruak, konsulta ho Ministru Negósiu Estranjeiru no Kooperasaun (MNEK), kona-ba substituisaun embaixador Timor-Leste iha estranjeiru ne'ebe remata ona ninia misaun.

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