Lowy Institute: A free trade zone for Timor-Leste and Indonesia

Regional stability, economic resilience and mutual prosperity – what’s not to like about a cross-border FTZ? In July, Indonesian President Joko Widodo received President José Ramos-Horta for the first state visit of the Timor-Leste leader’s term. Both made proposals...

Reuters: East Timor prods Australia on long-stalled gas project

MELBOURNE, Sept 7 (Reuters) - Indonesia, South Korea, Japan and China could all be interested in investing in a long-delayed gas project in the waters between East Timor and Australia crucial to the Asian nation's future, East Timor President Jose Ramos-Horta said on...

Ramos-Horta: The First 100 Days and Our Future Challenges

Read/download PDF Watch on YouTube (in Portuguese) THE FIRST 100 DAYS AND OUR FUTURE CHALLENGES  Address to The National Parliament by J. Ramos-Horta, President of the Republic, 15 September 2022   Excellencies, Mr President of the National Parliament, Mr....

Woodside gas deal would turn Dili into Dubai: Ramos-Horta

East Timor could become the next Dubai or Singapore if Australian resources giant Woodside agreed to pipe gas there instead of Darwin for processing, the island nation’s President Jose Ramos-Horta said as he steps up pressure on Anthony Albanese to support...

Australia and Timor-Leste Update Defence Ties

Australia and Timor-Leste today signed a reciprocal Defence Cooperation Agreement (DCA). The DCA is a status of forces agreement that sets out the reciprocal protections, responsibilities and privileges each country will grant the military personnel of the other in...

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...

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