Presentation of Letters of Credence to the Republic of Poland

The Ambassador of the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste, Mr. Jorge Camões presented His Letter of Credence to the President of the Republic of Poland, H.E. President Andrzej Duda

On March 7, 2024, Ambassador Jorge Cam6es presented his letter of credence to H.E. Mr. Andrzej Duda, President of the Republic of Poland at the Belvedere Palace which accredited him as Ambassador to the Republic of Poland with the residence in Brussels, Belgium.

Right after the event, Ambassador Camões had a bilateral talk with President Duda. The President commenced by congratulating the Ambassador and highlighting the close diplomatic relations between the two countries. He commended Timor-Leste’s progress since the restoration of independence, particularly its commitment to democratic values and principles, which have garnered wide respect in Europe, including Poland.

While acknowledging the existence of positive relations over two decades (since 2002), the President noted the absence of economic cooperation. Therefore, expressed his hope that Ambassador Camões accreditation can constitute a turning point not only in the field of economic cooperation but also in other areas of mutual interest.

Referring to the President’s desire for deeper cooperation, Ambassador Camões highlighted the country’s natural resources and also underlined the need to build new infrastructure. Through President Duda, Ambassador Camões invited the Polish business community to participate in East Timor’s development initiatives. President Duda expressed the country’s interest and also said that Poland’s experience in infrastructure projects and natural resources could contribute to East Timor’s development needs.

At the end of the conversation, President Duda declared Poland’s strong intention to establish economic cooperation with Timor-Leste and, relatedly, expressed his government’s willingness to explore other areas to further improve bilateral cooperation.

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