The g7+ Secretariat in partnership with the UNTL organized an International Seminar on “Timor-Leste: Two Decades of Peacebuilding and Statebuilding: Challenges and opportunities”

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Challenges and opportunities

The g7+ Secretariat in partnership with the UNTL organized an International Seminar on “Timor-Leste: Two Decades of Peacebuilding and Statebuilding: Challenges and opportunities”

Today, the g7+ Secretariat is pleased to welcome the WTO Accession delegation, consist of Timor-Leste working Party Chair, Ambassador Rui Carreira, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Timor-Leste to Geneva, H.E. Lurdes Bessa, Director, Accessions Division of WTO, Ms Maika Oshikawa and Ms. Anna Varyanik, Legal Affairs Officer, Accession Division at the g7+ Headquarters in Dili, Timor-Leste.

In his intervention, Ambassador Rui Carreira shared the progress of the Timor-Leste accession and said the country has really sped the process enomoursly over the last year. The finding shows that there is a strong national consensus and political will from the Government, Private Sector and CSO, a very positive note for Timor-Leste to finalize the process this year and joining WTO next year.
Challenges and opportunities
Our sincere appreciation to H.E. Dr. Jose Manuel Ramos Horta, President Republic of Timor-Leste for his opening remarks that was very encouraging to set the stage for discussion.
Challenges and opportunities

We were grateful to have the video message of H.E. Dr. Francis M. Kai-Kai, Minister of Planning and Economic Development of Sierra Leone and Chair of g7+ and Dr. Luis Amado, Former Minister of Defence and Foreign Affairs of Portugal.

We extend our sincere appreciation to the speakers and moderators for an engaging and lively panelist discussion. First panel discussion was led by H.E. Fidelies Magalhães, Minister for Presidential of Council Minister of RDTL, Mr. Roy Trivedy, UN Resident Coordinator, Dr. Dionísio Babo Soares, Former Minister of Justice and Foreign Affairs of Timor-Leste and our dear Moderator, Carmeneza Monteiro.

 

Second panel discussion was moderated by Lusa Jornalist, Mr. Antonio Sampaio with Dr. Aurelio Guterres, Former Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mrs. Milena Pires, Former Timor-Leste Ambassador to the United Nations, Dr. Joao Saldanha, President of Joao Saldanha University and Dr. Pedro Klamar Fuik, Director of Institute of National Defence.

Here are few snapshot of the conference.

 

Three Key takeaways emerged from the panelist discussion as follow:

  • Pursuing food sufficient through agriculture, fishery and food production innovation.
  • Developing capital through modernizing education & health sector.
  • Continue to pursue the policy of peaceful coexistence.

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