Philippines strengthens ties to East Timor

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The Philippines has maintained friendly relations to East Timor since the country’s independence from Indonesia in 1999.

The Philippines and the small Southeast Asian nation of East Timor are aiming to enhance bilateral relations in the areas of technical cooperation, human resource development and education, according to a statement by the Philippines Department of Foreign Affair (DFA) on occasion of the visit of East Timor’s foreign minister Jose Luis Guterres on February 19.

Guterres held bilateral talks with Philippine foreign secretary Albert del Rosario and met with president Benigno Aquino III during his stay in Manila, the DFA said.

The Philippines has maintained strong ties with the young sovereign state, sending peacekeepers to the country since 1999 amid its struggle for independence from Indonesia.

The two countries have signed several business, trade and foreign service agreements in the past. Among the projects eyed for joint implementation are the conduct of short courses on food processing technology, small and medium sized enterprise development and non-timber forest products and enterprises. The Philippines is also supporting loans from the Asian Development Bank to East Timor mainly in the infrastructure sector.

 



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[caption id="attachment_7154" align="alignleft" width="300"] The Philippines has maintained friendly relations to East Timor since the country's independence from Indonesia in 1999.[/caption] The Philippines and the small Southeast Asian nation of East Timor are aiming to enhance bilateral relations in the areas of technical cooperation, human resource development and education, according to a statement by the Philippines Department of Foreign Affair (DFA) on occasion of the visit of East Timor's foreign minister Jose Luis Guterres on February 19. Guterres held bilateral talks with Philippine foreign secretary Albert del Rosario and met with president Benigno Aquino III during his stay in Manila,...

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The Philippines has maintained friendly relations to East Timor since the country’s independence from Indonesia in 1999.

The Philippines and the small Southeast Asian nation of East Timor are aiming to enhance bilateral relations in the areas of technical cooperation, human resource development and education, according to a statement by the Philippines Department of Foreign Affair (DFA) on occasion of the visit of East Timor’s foreign minister Jose Luis Guterres on February 19.

Guterres held bilateral talks with Philippine foreign secretary Albert del Rosario and met with president Benigno Aquino III during his stay in Manila, the DFA said.

The Philippines has maintained strong ties with the young sovereign state, sending peacekeepers to the country since 1999 amid its struggle for independence from Indonesia.

The two countries have signed several business, trade and foreign service agreements in the past. Among the projects eyed for joint implementation are the conduct of short courses on food processing technology, small and medium sized enterprise development and non-timber forest products and enterprises. The Philippines is also supporting loans from the Asian Development Bank to East Timor mainly in the infrastructure sector.

 



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