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THE PRESIDENT OF TIMOR-LESTE WELCOMES THE FIRST VISIT OF NEW ZEALAND DEPUTY PRIME-MINISTER AND MINISTER OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS TO TIMOR-LESTE

Dili, 12 June 2024

The President of the Republic of Timor-Leste and Nobel Peace Laureate J. Ramos-Horta met with New Zealand’s Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs, the Right Honourable Winston Peters, at the Nicolau Lobato Presidential Palace. This is the first visit of the New Zealand’s Deputy Pime-Minister to Timor-Leste.

Both sides discussed a range of regional and global issues. They underscored the need for the restoration of democracy in Myanmar They also reiterated their shared commitment to and respect for international law, particularly the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) in relation to the South China Sea.

Regarding the Israel-Hamas conflict, President Ramos-Horta and Minister Peters jointly called for an immediate ceasefire and unimpeded, unrestricted access for humanitarian assistance.  They shared deep concern regarding Russia’s illegal and unprovoked war of aggression against Ukraine. They reiterated their support for a comprehensive, just, and durable peace in Ukraine in accordance with the UN Charter.

During their meeting, the President and the Deputy Prime Minister reiterated Timor-Leste and New Zealand’s deep commitment to enhancing and expanding bilateral relations while working together to support global cooperation and the fortification of multilateral institutions, including practical, constructive reform of the United Nations (UN) Security Council.

Timor-Leste and New Zealand support a more representative Security Council that can command the respect of the wider UN membership, and where Permanent Members exercise their responsibilities for the benefit of international peace and security.

“As small states, our strength lies in unity and a shared commitment to ensuring that our multilateral institutions are more representative, and thereby well-equipped to uphold global peace,” stated President Ramos-Horta.

“We have demonstrated, time and again, that small states like ours can play a valuable role in helping to address collective challenges facing the international community, including on peace and security issues” stated Deputy Prime-Minister Peters.

Both Timor-Leste and New Zealand also remain strongly opposed to the use of the veto. For the United Nations to maintain its relevance, and ensure that it truly represents the breadth of its membership – including small countries, such as Timor-Leste and New Zealand – the veto should never be used.

Timor-Leste and New Zealand will continue to work together in support of effective multilateral institutions that are fit for purpose and support our global needs.

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KOMUNIKADU IMPRENSA KONJUNTA

PREZIDENTE TIMOR-LESTE SIMU VIZITA DAHULUK HUSI VISE PRIMEIRU-MINISTRU NO MINISTRU NEGÓSIUS ESTRANJEIRUS NOVA ZELÂNDIA MAI TIMOR-LESTE

Dili, 12 Juñu 2024 

Prezidente Repúblika Timor-Leste no Laureadu Nobel ba Pás J. Ramos-Horta hala’o sorumutuk ho Vise-Primeiru-Ministru Nova Zelândia no Ministru Negósius Estranjeirus, Winston Peters, iha Palásiu Prezidensiál Nicolau Lobato. Ida ne’e nu’udar vizita dahuluk husi Vise-Primeiru-Ministru Nova Zelândia nian mai Timor-Leste. 

Parte rua diskute kona-ba asuntu rejionál no globál oioin. Sira subliña nesesidade ba restaurasaun demokrasia iha Myanmar Sira mós reitera sira-nia kompromisu komun no respeitu ba direitu internasionál, liuliu ba Konvensaun Nasoins Unidas nian kona-ba Lei ba Tasi (UNCLOS) relasiona ho Tasi Xina Súl. 

Kona-ba konflitu Izrael-Hamas, Prezidente Ramos-Horta no Vise-Primeiru-Ministru Peters hamutuk apela atu hetan cessar-fogu imediatu no la iha impaktu, asesu ba asisténsia umanitária ne’ebé la iha restrisaun. Sira hato’o preokupasaun maka’as kona-ba funu agresaun ilegál no la razoavel husi Rússia hasoru Ukrâinia. Sira reforsa sira-nia apoiu ba pás ida-ne’ebé komprensivu, justu no sustentavel iha rai-Ukrâinia tuir magna karta ONU nian. 

Durante sorumutuk ne’e, Prezidente no Vise-Primeiru-Ministru reitera kompromisu kle’an Timor-Leste no Nova Zelândia nian atu hametin no habelar relasaun bilaterál sira, no mós serbisu hamutuk hodi apoia kooperasaun globál no hametin instituisaun multilaterál sira, inklui reforma pratika no konstrutiva Konsellu Seguransa Nasoins Unidas nian. 

Timor-Leste no Nova Zelândia fó apoiu ba Konsellu Seguransa ida-ne’ebé reprezentativu liu tan ne’ebé hetan respeitu husi membru ONU nian tomak, no iha ne’ebé membru Permanente sira ezerse sira-nia responsabilidade ba benefísiu pás no seguransa internasionál nian. 

“Nu’udar estadu ki’ik, ita-nia forsa mak iha unidade no kompromisu ida-ne’ebé ita partilla hodi garantia katak ita-nia instituisaun multilaterál sira reprezenta liután, nune’e mós ita-nia forsa atu apoia pás global”, afirma Prezidente Ramos-Horta

“Ita hatudu dala barak katak estadu ki’ik sira hanesan ita bele hala’o papél ida-ne’ebé folin-boot hodi ajuda rezolve dezafiu koletivu sira ne’ebé komunidade internasionál hasoru, inklui asuntu pás no seguransa sira” dehan Vise-Primeiru-Ministru Peters. 

Timor-Leste no Nova Zelândia mós kontinua kontra maka’as ho uzu direitu veta. Ba Nasoins Unidas atu mantein ninia relevansia, no asegura katak nia reprezenta duni ninia membru sira-nia tomak – inklui nasaun ki’ik sira, hanesan Timor-Leste no Nova Zelândia – direitu veta ne’e devia labele utiliza. 

Timor-Leste no Nova Zelândia sei kontinua servisu hamutuk hodi apoia instituisaun multilaterál ne’ebé efetivu ne’ebé adekuadu ba objetivu no suporta ita-nia nesesidade globál sira. 

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