ASEAN Regional Forum

Timor-Leste hosted the Regional Forum of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) to discuss the theme of “Preventive diplomacy in a post-conflict environment”. Timor-Leste is a full member of this forum since 2005, which has as its objective the promotion of a constructive dialog on political and security issues at the regional and international level. […]

Timor-Leste joined the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank

The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) announced on the 23rd March 2017 that it approved the application of Timor-Leste to join that institution and it has received the country as Potential Regional Member. The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank is an international financial institution that aims to support the building of infrastructure in the Asia-Pacific region. […]

Timor-Leste elects new President of the Republic

Francisco Guterres, “Lú-Olo”, was elected President of Timor-Leste. The candidate supported by the two largest Timorese parties (Fretilin and CNRT) collected 57.08% of the votes according to STAE data that will have to be approved by the CNE. These were the first national elections that Timorese authorities organized without UN support. At the request of Timorese […]