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PRESIDENT RAMOS-HORTA AWARDS BRAZILIAN AMBASSADOR FOR OUTSTANDING DIPLOMATIC MISSION IN TIMOR-LESTE

Dili, May 28th, 2024

President and Nobel Peace Laureate, J. Ramos-Horta awarded the Honorific Order of Timor-Leste in the Colar Category to the Ambassador of the Federative Republic of Brazil resident in Timor-Leste, Mr. Maurício Medeiros de Assis, in recognition of his exemplary dedication and outstanding achievement over his three years diplomatic mission in Timor-Leste. The ceremony took place at the Nicolau Lobato Presidential Palace.

Ambassador de Assis has had a distinguished 25-year career in the Brazilian Foreign Service, serving in various roles at the Ministry’s headquarters in Brasilia as well as at Brazilian diplomatic missions in Madrid, Sydney, Hanoi, and Shanghai before taking up his duties as Ambassador to Timor-Leste in December 2020. Under his leadership, Brazil has provided invaluable support to Timor-Leste through the existing 23 cooperation agreements spanning education, public administration, justice, defense, security, professional training, health, and more. Notably, Ambassador de Assis facilitated the establishment of new bilateral cooperation projects with Timorese institutions and the revival of past initiatives.

In 2023, Brazil and Timor-Leste signed a Complementary Adjustment to the 2002 Agreement of Cooperation in Education regarding the creation of UNTL’s own Master Degree’s Program in Education. Fulfilling a demand formulated by the Minister of Education, Dulce de Jesus Soares, Ambassador de Assis organized a pilot-project aimed at training teachers from technical and vocational public schools in Dili and the municipalities. The Ambassador was also a strong supporter of “Operação Maubere”, a military training program provided by the Brazilian Army to Falintil’s Military Police. He further helped revigorated the technical cooperation with the National Parliament of Timor-Leste. Brazil will soon return to empower Becora’s SENAI Professional and Vocational Center and provide technical assistance to small scale farmers in Agroecology.

“Ambassador Maurício has been a true friend of Timor-Leste, playing a fundamental role in promoting the interests of our nation and fostering the friendship between our peoples, “stated President Ramos-Horta. His professionalism, dedication and tireless efforts to advance our bilateral relationship are an inspiration and deserving of this highest honor.”

Diplomatic relations between Timor-Leste and Brazil were established on May 20, 2002 following Timor-Leste’s restoration of independence. Timor-Leste has steadfastly supported Brazil’s candidacies in various UN and international organizations over the years.

President Ramos-Horta expressed gratitude for Brazil’s unwavering support to Timor-Leste.

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PREZIDENTE RAMOS-HORTA KONDEKORA EMBAIXADÓR BRAZIL BA NIA MISAUN DIPLOMÁTIKA EXELENTE IHA TIMOR-LESTE

Dili, 28 Maiu 2024 

Prezidente no Laureadu Nobel ba Pás, J. Ramos-Horta kondekora Orden Honorifika Timor-Leste nian iha kategoria Kolar ba Embaixadór Repúblika Federativa Brazil nian ne’ebé rezidente iha Timor-Leste, Sr. Maurício Medeiros de Assis, hodi rekoñese ninia dedikasaun ezemplár no susesu boot durante nia misaun diplomátika tinan tolu iha Timor-Leste. Serimónia ne’e hala’o iha Palásiu Prezidensiál Nicolau Lobato. 

Embaixadór Assis iha ona karreira tinan 25 iha Servisu Estranjeiru Brazil nian, ne’ebé servisu iha papél oioin iha sede Ministéiu nian iha Brazilia no mós iha misaun diplomátika Brazil nian sira iha Madrid, Sydney, Hanoi no Shanghai, molok hala’o nia knaar nu’udar Embaixadór ba Timor-Leste iha Dezembru 2020. Iha nia lideransa, Brazil fó ona apoiu ne’ebé boot ba Timor-Leste liu husi akordu kooperasaun hamutuk 23 ne’ebé eziste ona ne’ebé mak hanesan edukasaun, administrasaun públika, justisa, defeza, seguransa, formasaun profisionál, saúde no seluk tan. Liu-liu, Embaixadór Assis fasilita estabelesimentu projetu kooperasaun bilaterál foun ho instituisaun Timoroan sira no hadi’a fali inisiativa sira iha pasadu. 

Iha tinan 2023, Brazil no Timor-Leste asina ona ajusta komplementar ba Akordu Kooperasaun 2002 nian iha Edukasaun kona-ba kriasaun Programa Mestradu iha Edukasaun UNTL nian. Hodi kumpre ezijénsia husi Ministru Edukasaun, Dulce de Jesus Soares, Embaixadór Assis organiza projetu pilotu ida ho objetivu atu fó formasaun ba profesór sira husi eskola públiku téknika no vokasionál sira iha Dili no munisípiu sira. Embaixadór ne’e mós sai nu’udar apoiante ida-ne’ebé forte ba “Operasaun Maubere”, programa formasaun militár ida-ne’ebé fornese husi Forsa Armada Brazil ba Polísia Militár Falintil nian.  Nia mós ajuda reforsa kooperasaun téknika ho Parlamentu Nasional Timor-Leste. Lakleur tan Brazil sei fila fali hodi fó kbiit ba SENAI Profisionál no Sentru Vokasionál Becora nian no fornese asisténsia téknika ba agrikultór sira eskala ki’ik iha Agroekolojia. 

“Embaixadór Maurício nu’udar Timor-Leste nia belun ne’ebé loos, hodi hala’o papél fundamentál ida hodi promove ita-nia nasaun nia interese no promove amizade entre ita-nia povu sira”, afirma Prezidente Ramos-Horta. Ninia profisionalizmu, dedikasaun no haka’as an atu haburas ita-nia relasaun bilaterál mak inspirasaun no merese hetan onra boot ida-ne’e.” 

Relasaun diplomátika entre Timor-Leste no Brazil estabelese iha loron 20 fulan-maiu tinan 2002 hafoin Timor-Leste restaura independénsia. Timor-Leste kontinua fó apoiu ba kandidatura Brazil nian iha organizasaun oioin ONU no internasionál durante tinan barak. 

Prezidente Ramos-Horta hato’o nia agradesimentu ba apoiu tomak Brazil nian mai Timor-Leste. 

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