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 commitment of the United States to economic development in Timor-Leste, and discussed a US commitment of $400 million to Timor-Leste through the Millennium Challenge Corporation, a landmark initiative of former President George W. Bush. The aid package is a multi-year commitment to improve sanitation, waste management, education and rural development. It is in addition to the ongoing USAID programs in Timor-Leste, and will dward bilateral and multilateral programs in the country with other partners.

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