Speeches on Memorable Dates and Events

SPEECH BY HIS EXCELLENCY THE PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF TIMOR-LESTE, MR TAUR MATAN RUAK, AT THE CEREMONY TO AWARD THE COLLAR OF THE “ORDER OF TIMOR-LESTE” TO THE MOST REVEREND CARLOS FILIPE XIMENES BELO.

YOUR EXCELLENCY, MR PRESIDENT OF THE NATIONAL PARLIAMENT,

YOUR EXCELLENCY, MR PRIME MINISTER,

YOUR EXCELLENCIES,

LADIES AND GENTLEMEN,

We are here today to carry out an act of JUSTICE.

Today, here, the Nation pays tribute to one of the most distinguished and admirable representatives of the Timorese people: The Most Reverend Carlos Filipe Ximenes Belo, a brother and compatriot […]

SPEECH BY H.E. PRESIDENT TAUR MATAN RUAK ON THE OCCASION OF THE 13TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE RESTORATION OF INDEPENDENCE

Maliana, 20 May 2015

People of Timor-Leste.

We celebrate, in Maliana, the 13th Anniversary of the Restoration of the Independence. I salute the Most Reverend Bishop Norberto do Amaral and all religious men and women from the Diocese of Maliana and across Timor-Leste.

This year of 2015 evokes our Nation’s history in a special way. This year, […]