Nicolau Lobato President Palace, April 9th, 2024

President J. Ramos-Horta sat down with Vice Prime Minister and Minister Coordinator for Economic Affairs and Minister of Tourism and Environment, Francisco Kalbuadi Lay, as well as Vice Prime Minister and Minister Coordinator for Rural Development and Community Housing, Mariano Assanami Sabino.

The purpose of the meeting was for the Vice Prime Ministers to provide updates on the work in their respective portfolios and to discuss the broader priorities of the Timor-Leste government.

“We received clear guidance and orientation from the President to work harder in each of our areas,” said Kalbuadi Lay following the meeting.

He added that the discussion covered a wide range of economic and social issues facing the country. Assanami Sabino echoed Kalbuadi Lay’s comments, stating that the meeting allowed for an in-depth review of the government’s agenda and a chance to align on key initiatives.

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