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Norway and Austria Pledge to Support Timor-Leste Development Through EU Programs

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Norwegian Ambassador to Timor-Leste, Ruth Kruger talks with President Ramos-horta after handing over his credentials. Photo: Media PR
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DILI, – Two EU member states, Norway and Austria, have pledged to support the development of Timor-Leste (TL) through EU programs and other projects.

Austrian Ambassador to Timor-Leste, Thomas Loidl (left) with President of Timor-Leste, Jose Ramos-Horta. Photo: Media PR

The Norwegian and Austrian promises were delivered directly by the Ambassadors of the two countries after handing over their credentials to the President of Timor-Leste, Jose Ramos Horta, Monday (24/10/2022).

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“Norway and Austria pledged to support national development through EU programs and other projects,” Timor-Leste Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation Secretary-General Francisco Cepeda told reporters.

Norway’s new ambassador to Timor-Leste is Ruth Kruger and from Austria is Thomas Loidl.

In addition to the two European countries, on the same day

Norwegian Ambassador to Timor-Leste, Ruth Kruger receives military honors in front of the Presidential Palace of Timor-Leste. Photo: Media PRVietnam through its ambassador Tan Van Thong also submitted his credentials as a new ambassador to Timor-Leste.

In his conversation with President Ramos-Horta, the ambassador stated that Vietnam fully supports Timor-Leste’s desire to become a member of ASEAN.

The three ambassadors also said that their government intends to open a permanent embassy office in Timor-Leste, although currently the three only open an office in Jakarta, Indonesia.

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