Timor-Leste: ASEAN leader expects country to join by late 2023

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen, who currently chairs the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), said on Wednesday he was “optimistic” that Timor-Leste’s accession would be completed “no later than next year”. According to...

East Timor hopes to join ASEAN when Indonesia chairs in 2023

BOGOR, Indonesia (AP) — East Timor’s President Jose Ramos-Horta in a meeting with his Indonesian counterpart on Tuesday said he hoped Asia’s youngest country could join the Association of Southeast Asian Nations next year. In a joint news conference with Indonesian...

President Attends St. Anthony’s celebrations in Manatuto.

President Ramos-Horta attending the annual Saint Anthony's religious and cultural activities in Manatuto town. The activities last the whole month of June with daily fun activities like fairs, games, sports, etc. 13th June is the main religious event with a Catholic...

Political situation in Myanmar and the effects on Bayingyi villages

The following Report was received by President Ramos-Horta on 4 June, 2022: Since the military coup of February 1, 2021 in Myanmar, .thousands of civilians have been killed and detained by the military; at least 12,417 civilian houses have been burned, at 296...

Sky News: President Rules Out Security Pact With China

In recent meetings, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi and President Ramos-Horta discussed and signed agreements on issues including health care, infrastructure, and economic co-operation. President Ramos-Horta ruled out a security agreement with China, saying "We do...

President Meets with United States Representatives

Chargé d’Affaires of the US Embassy in Timor-Leste Thomas Daley was joined by USAID Mission Director in Timor-Leste Zema Samunegus, in a meeting with President Ramos-Horta at the Presidential Palace Nicolau Lobato, June 3, 2022. The US representatives affirmed the...

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi Meets with President Ramos-Horta

President José Ramos-Horta meets with Chinese Minister for Foreign Affairs Mr. Wang Yi to discuss Timor-Leste - China bilateral relations. China Is one of Timor-Leste's main development partners, while Australia remains an outsize bilateral aid...

Congratulatory Letters from Around the World

President Ramos-Horta received letters from leaders from around the world prior to his inauguration, congratulating him on assuming the Presidency, and congratulating Timor-Leste on the twentieth anniversary of the restoration of independence.  To view the...

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