Dili, 17 May 2017, the National Parliament of the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste voted unanimously to ratify the g7+ Charter. As soon as this decision is published in the official journal, Timor-Leste will thus become the second g7+ member state to complete the ratification process, after Afghanistan did so in February 2017. This is a historic milestone in the formal consolidation of the g7+ as a group.
The National Parliament of Timor-Leste considered that the g7+ Charter “meets all the constitutional, legal and regulatory requirements” to be ratified and that “this organization constitutes a paradigm shift in the promotion of Peacebuilding and State building and in the effective implementation of international aid.”
During the same session, the National Parliament also approved the ratification of the Headquarters Agreement between the Government of Timor-Leste and the g7+. This Agreement confirms Timor-Leste as the host country of the g7+ Secretariat and lays out the rights and obligations of both parties in this respect.