SUPERIOR COUNCIL FOR DEFENSE AND SECURITY

 

“The Superior Council for Defence and Security is the consultative body of the President of the Republic on ‘matters relating to defence and sovereignty’, directly established by the Constitution (Article 148 of the Constitution of the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste).

The establishment of this body is essential to the precise exercise of the President of the Republic’s constitutional powers, as guarantor of independence and unity of the State and Supreme Commander of the Defence Force.

The definition of the composition, organization and functioning of the Superior Council for Defence and Security is attributed by the Constitution to the Legislator. The execution of this constitutional command is aimed at ensuring the strategic articulation of defence and security forces at the highest level, preventing potential conflicts of competence, promoting institutional solidarity between organs of sovereignty and between these and other authorities represented in the Council, thus contributing to the essential strengthening and credibility of the armed and security forces.” (in Law no. 2/2005)

 

The Names of  Superior Council of Defense and Security  Members 
NO NAME HELD POSITION / OCCUPATIONS CATEGORY ADDRESS
1 Taur Matan Ruak President of CSDS President of Republic Presidential Palace
2 Rui Maria de Araújo Member Prime Minister Government Palace
3 Aderito Hugo da Costa Member President of National Parliament National Parliament
4 Hernâni Coelho Member Minister for Foregin Affairs Ministry of Foregin Affairs
5 Ivo Valente Member Minister of Justice Ministry of Justice
6 Cirilo Cristóvão Pinto Member Minister of Defense Ministry of Defense
7 Longuinhos Monteiro Member Minister of Interior Ministry of Interior
8 Lere Anan Timur Member Chief of General Staff of the Armed Forces F-FDTL Headquarters of the F-FDTL
9 Afonso de Jesus Member Interim General Commander of the PNTL Headquarters of the PNTL
10 Duarte Nunes Member Designated by National Parliament National Parliament
11 Domingas Alves da Silva (Bi Lou Mali) Member Designated by National Parliament National Parliament
12 David Dias Ximenes”Mandati” Member Designated by National Parliament National Parliament
13 Nelson Belo Member Designated by President of Republic
14 Antoninho Baptista Member Designated by President of Republic