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Lindsey Ford Visit, Strengthen Security Cooperation Relations with Timor-Leste

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The US Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense, Lindsey W. Ford exchanged souvenirs with the F-FDTL Commander, Lieutenant General Lere Anan Timor. Photo U.S. Embassy in Timor-Leste
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DILI, www-news-viptv.com – The US Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense, Lindsey W. Ford has paid a working visit to Timor-Leste on the agenda of strengthening cooperative relations in the security sector with Timor-Leste.

During the visit, Lindsey Ford met with the Minister of Defense of Timor-Leste, Filomeno Paixão de Jesus and the F-FDTL Commander, Lieutenant General Lere Anan Timor.

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“The meeting builds on the growing U.S.-Timorese security partnership, most notably the U.S. commitment of $10 million to jointly rehabilitate the Baucau Airport with the Government of Timor-Leste,” the official website of the US Embassy in Timor-Leste wrote on its official Facebook page, Thursday (11/11/2021).

In addition to meeting the Minister of Defense of Timor-Leste, the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense of the US also met the Commander of F-FDTL, Lieutenant General Lere Anan Timor to learn about the development of the country’s defense forces and strengthen defense cooperation.

The United States conducts three annual military exercises with the F-FDTL and hosts numerous Timorese service members in the United States for English language and professional military education.

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Writer: MEILANA, Evangelisto SantosEditor: DOS SANTOS, Agida
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