NicolauLobato Presidential Palace, Dili, 03 May 2019
The President of the Republic Francisco GuterresLúOlo met with the Ambassador of Timor-Leste to the United Nations, Milena Pires, to talk about Timor-Leste’s mission in New York.
In addition to Timor-Leste’s support for the self-determination of the Sahrawi people and monitoring of the situation in Guinea-Bissau, Milena Pires also mentioned Timor-Leste’s commitments for this year within the framework of the United Nations, which includes submitting a report on the 2030 Agenda in July. In September, the United Nations General Assembly will host the Climate Action Summit and discuss the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. High-level meetings on health, disarmament and the priorities of small island developing States will also take place. In November, Dili will host a forum to discuss sustainable development goal 16 which is dedicated to the promotion of peaceful and inclusive societies, and the provision of access to justice.
According to the Timorese ambassador, Timor-Leste’s mission to the United Nations had made significant strides. As a country that has restored its independence following a United Nation’s led transitional administration, it has been recognised as a success story by the UN member states.
Timor-Leste has also been commended for its contribution to the 2030 Agenda and for showing great solidarity with other countries.
The President of the Republic encouraged Milena Pires to continue performing her duties as ambassador in the service of the State of Timor-Leste at the United Nations.
Milena Pires is the ambassador of Timor-Leste to the United Nations since 2016.