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MIL OSI-C. Mediterranean Region: Portugal

On the day marking the 20th anniversary of the Popular Consultation, the Minister of National Defense, João Gomes Cravinho, was received by the President of the Republic of Timor-Leste, Francisco Guterres Lú-Olo, to whom he conveyed “the deep commitment to the people of Timor-Leste ».

“It was an honor to be with the President of the Republic representing the Prime Minister and the Portuguese Government,” said João Gomes Cravinho, describing the meeting as a moment to remember the emotion, deep commitment and “the tremendous steps that have been taken. over these 20 years’.

During the meeting, the Portuguese Minister of Defense reiterated his desire to strengthen cooperation at various levels and exchanged views with the Timorese President on the new challenges of the Timor-Leste Defense Forces, namely in terms of maritime security, ensuring the great commitment. in supporting the Timor-Leste Defense Forces and the new responsibilities facing the country.

The long-standing cooperation will soon be strengthened in the maritime component by supporting the establishment of a national maritime authority, so that the next cooperating military will have special training in this area.

The Minister of National Defense is in Timor-Leste for an official three-day visit, representing the Portuguese Government, to participate in the Celebrations of the 20th Anniversary of the Popular Consultation, which enshrined the self-determination of that country.

At the end of the meeting, João Gomes Cravinho stated that the moment that now stands out demonstrated Timor-Leste’s “strong commitment to expressing its democratic will to be free”, becoming a sovereign, forward-looking and solid country. structured.

«The path of these last 20 years is a path that fills all those who have always believed with pride. I am very proud to say that Portugal has always believed. And time has come to give reason to that confidence, ”he said.

In addition to participating in the official commemorations, the Portuguese Minister of Defense visited the National Defense Institute, met with the Australian Prime Minister and Foreign Minister, met with the Defense Cooperation military and learned about the projects with Timor-Leste.

EDITOR’S NOTE: This article is a translation. Apologies should the grammar and / or sentence structure not be perfect.

MIL OSI-C. Mediterranean Region: Portugal

On the day marking the 20th anniversary of the Popular Consultation, the Minister of National Defense, João Gomes Cravinho, was received by the President of the Republic of Timor-Leste, Francisco Guterres Lú-Olo, to whom he conveyed “the deep commitment to the people of Timor-Leste ».

“It was an honor to be with the President of the Republic representing the Prime Minister and the Portuguese Government,” said João Gomes Cravinho, describing the meeting as a moment to remember the emotion, deep commitment and “the tremendous steps that have been taken. over these 20 years’.

During the meeting, the Portuguese Minister of Defense reiterated his desire to strengthen cooperation at various levels and exchanged views with the Timorese President on the new challenges of the Timor-Leste Defense Forces, namely in terms of maritime security, ensuring the great commitment. in supporting the Timor-Leste Defense Forces and the new responsibilities facing the country.

The long-standing cooperation will soon be strengthened in the maritime component by supporting the establishment of a national maritime authority, so that the next cooperating military will have special training in this area.

The Minister of National Defense is in Timor-Leste for an official three-day visit, representing the Portuguese Government, to participate in the Celebrations of the 20th Anniversary of the Popular Consultation, which enshrined the self-determination of that country.

At the end of the meeting, João Gomes Cravinho stated that the moment that now stands out demonstrated Timor-Leste’s “strong commitment to expressing its democratic will to be free”, becoming a sovereign, forward-looking and solid country. structured.

«The path of these last 20 years is a path that fills all those who have always believed with pride. I am very proud to say that Portugal has always believed. And time has come to give reason to that confidence, ”he said.

In addition to participating in the official commemorations, the Portuguese Minister of Defense visited the National Defense Institute, met with the Australian Prime Minister and Foreign Minister, met with the Defense Cooperation military and learned about the projects with Timor-Leste.

EDITOR’S NOTE: This article is a translation. Apologies should the grammar and / or sentence structure not be perfect.

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