Dili, 11 February 2015 – H.E. the President of the Republic Taur Matan Ruak welcomed today to the Presidential Palace the Prime Minister-designate Dr. Rui Maria de Araújo who put forward a proposal regarding the Government’s structure, pursuant to art. 106 §2 of the Constitution.

The Head of State has accepted the aforementioned proposal. The members of the Government are listed below according to the Prime Minister-designate’s proposal. The new cabinet members will be appointed shorty by Presidential Decree and announced in the Official Gazette.

The swearing-in office of the VI Constitutional Government will take place on Monday, 16 February, 3 p.m., at Palácio de Lahane.

NAME POSITION
Rui Araújo Prime Minister
Agio Pereira Minister of State and of the Presidency of the Council of Ministers
         Avelino Coelho SoS for the Council of Ministers
         Teresinha Viegas SoS for Parliamentary Affairs
         Nelio Isaac SoS for Media
Fernando LaSama de Araújo Minister of State, Coordinator of Social Affairs and Minister of Education
         Veneranda Lemos, SoS for the Promotion of Equality
         Leovigildo Hornai SoS for the Youth and Sports
         Abel Ximenes Vice Minister of Education
         Dulce Jesus Soares Vice Minister of Education
Estanislau da Silva Minister of State, Coordinator of Economic Affairs and Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries
         Ilídio Ximenes SEPFOPE
         Marcos da Cruz Vice Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries
Dionísio Babo Soares Minister of State, Coordinator of Administrative Affairs and Minister of Internal Affairs
         Francisco Borolaku SoS for Institutional Strengthening
         Tomás Cabral Vice Minister ofInternal Affairs
         Samuel Mendonça SoS at the Ministry of Internal Affairs
Santina Cardoso Minister of Finance
         Helder Lopes Vice Minister at the Ministry of Finance
Hernâni Coelho Minister of Foreign Affairs
         Roberto Soares Vice Minister at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Ivo Valente Minister of Justice
         Jaime Xavier SoS at the Ministry of Justice
Maria do Céu Pina da Costa Minister of Health
         Ana Isabel Soares Vice Minister of Health
Isabel Guterres Minister of Solidarity
         Miguel Manetelu Vice Minister of Solidarity
António da Conceição Minister of Trade, Industry and Environment
         Constâncio Pinto Vice Minister of Trade, Industry and Environment
Francisco Kalbuady Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture
         Isabel Ximenes Secretary of State at the Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture
Gastão de Sousa Minister of Public Works, Transport and Communication
         Inácio Moreira Vice Minister of Public Works, Transport and Communication
         Januário da Costa Pereira Vice Minister of Public Works, Transport and Communication
Alfredo Pires Minister of Petroleum
Cirilo Cristóvão Minister of Defence
Longuinhos Monteiro Minister of the Interior
Xanana Gusmão Minister of Planning and Strategic Investment