United States Government to Provide Estimated $26 Million in Support of Education and Nutrition in Timor-Leste

United States Government to Provide Estimated $26 Million in Support of Education and Nutrition in Timor-Leste  The United States Government through the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) selected Timor-Leste as one of eight countries to receive funding this year from the McGovern-Dole International Food for Education and Child Nutrition Program. After a highly competitive review ...
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Statement by Secretary Pompeo on The International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women

For Immediate Release Violence against women is a global issue that affects millions of people annually.  Every woman and girl deserves a life free from violence.  The Unites States is committed to advancing gender equality and preventing and responding to all forms of violence against women and girls, from domestic and sexual violence to forced ...
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Ambassador Kathleen M. Fitzpatrick Remarks at the 9th Bilateral Defense Dialogue

Good afternoon. Thank you for your hard work and effort and making this year’s Bilateral Defense Dialogue successful. Thank you Brigadier Jenerál Falur Rate Laek for joining us and Colonel Coliati for hosting this BDD. Major General Vares-Lum, thank you for coming all the way from the U.S. Indo-Pacific Command Headquarters in Hawaii. I am ...
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Ambassador Kathleen M. Fitzpatrick Remarks at MCC Root Cause Analysis Workshop

Good morning! My respects to His Excellency Minister Fidelis Leite Magalhães and esteemed colleagues from across government, civil society, and the private sector. I am very pleased that the United States government chose Timor-Leste for a Millennium Challenge Corporation Compact, a large five-year grant program. As all U.S. government agencies in other countries, the MCC ...
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Ambassador Kathleen M. Fitzpatrick Remarks at the Harii Hamutuk 2018 Closing Ceremony

To the senior representative of the Timor-Leste Defense Force, Lieutenant Colonel Haksolok (HACK-so-loke), Ambassador Roberts, Ambassador Minami, the soldiers of the Timor-Leste Defense Force, the Australian Defense Force, the Japanese Ground Self Defense Force, and of course, the U.S. Navy Seabees and United States Marines.  Bondia. I am delighted to be here with you all ...
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STATEMENT BY HEATHER NAUERT, SPOKESPERSON: U.S. Department of State and espnW Join Forces for the Seventh Annual Global Sports Mentoring Program

From September 24 to October 31, international sports leaders and American mentors in the sports sector across the country will take part in the annual U.S. Department of State and espnW Global Sports Mentoring Program (GSMP). In its seventh year, this professional development exchange supports the State Department’s ongoing efforts to empower women and girls around the world through ...
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Millennium Challenge Corporation Visits Timor-Leste to Continue Progress on Compact Development

DILI, Timor-Leste, July 23, 2018 – The Embassy of the United States of America in Timor-Leste welcomed the visit of a high-level delegation from the U.S. Government’s Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) on July 18-21. The high-level MCC delegation included Jonathan Brooks, Deputy Vice President for Europe, Asia, Pacific, and Latin America; Caroline Nguyen, Managing Director ...
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Ambassador Kathleen M. Fitzpatrick Remarks at the Peace Corps “Celebration of Service”

Director General of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Commerce Ambassador Isilio Coehlo, other members of the Timor-Leste government, representatives of Timorese communities, Peace Corps, colleagues and friends, I am honored to be a part of today’s Peace Corps Celebration of Service. It is a great pleasure to see these amazing Peace Corps Volunteers here ...
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Ambassador Fitzpatrick Meets with Prime Minister Taur Matan Ruak

Dili – On July 10, U.S. Ambassador Kathleen Fitzpatrick met with Prime Minister Taur Matan Ruak to congratulate him and his new government. The Prime Minister also received a personal letter of congratulations from President Trump. “We reaffirmed the valuable partnership between Timor-Leste and the United States of America and our desire to strengthen these ...
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Ambassador Kathleen M. Fitzpatrick Remarks at the Pacific Angel 2018 Closing Ceremony

To His Excellency Minister of Foreign Affairs Aurelio Guterres, Minister of Health Rui Maria de Araujo, Chief of Defense Force Major General Lere Anan Timur, Brigadier General Woodrow, our partners in local & national government, community members, and of course, the U.S. Pacific Air Forces (PACAF). Bom dia. Thanks to all of you for joining ...
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Pacific Angel 2018 to Feature Humanitarian Assistance for Suai Residents

Preparations are underway for Pacific Angel 2018 (PAC ANGEL 18), a joint and combined regional humanitarian assistance and disaster relief engagement led by Pacific Air Forces. A U.S. Air Force C-130 Hercules aircraft arriving in Dili on June 6 will bring U.S. military personnel to conduct the exercise in Suai, Cova Lima Municipality from June ...
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STATEMENT BY HEATHER NAUERT, SPOKESPERSON: The United States Congratulates Timor-Leste on Parliamentary Elections

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release May 13, 2018 STATEMENT BY HEATHER NAUERT, SPOKESPERSON The United States Congratulates Timor-Leste on Parliamentary Elections The United States congratulates the people of Timor-Leste for participating in peaceful and credible national parliamentary elections on May 12.  We commend the national election bodies for their ...
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United States Continues to Support Free and Fair Elections in Timor-Leste

DILI – The United States Government, which has provided support for every democratic election in Timor-Leste since 2002, continues to promote the electoral process for the 2018 early election.  Assistance from the U.S. Mission in Timor-Leste – which includes the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), the U.S. Department of State, and others – focuses ...
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Press Release: Ambassador Haley on the Release of the Annual Human Rights Report

UNITED STATES MISSION TO THE UNITED NATIONS Office of Press and Public Diplomacy FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 20, 2018 Press Release: Ambassador Haley on the Release of the Annual Human Rights Report Today, the State Department released its 2017 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices. This annual report evaluates the human rights records of 199 countries ...
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Change of Charge for U.S. Navy SEABEE Detachment in Timor-Leste

Dili – The U.S. Navy Seabees have been a visible sign of U.S. cooperation with Timor-Leste since 2009. Their work continues without pause as one detachment departs and another arrives in Timor-Leste. U.S. Naval Mobile Construction Battalion Four (NMCB4) officially ended their tour on April 9, 2018. NMCB5 – the incoming U.S. Navy Seabees Detachment ...
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Ambassador Kathleen M. Fitzpatrick Remarks on the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for the Maritime Police Unit Pier

To His Excellency Minister of Defense and Security Jose Agustinho Somotxo, local & national government partners, community members, and of course, the U.S. Navy Seabees. Good morning. I am happy to be here with all of you today for the official opening of the Maritime Police Unit’s brand new small boat pier. The pier is ...
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U.S. Ambassador Kathleen M. Fitzpatrick Remarks on the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony of Uma Kaduak Health Clinic

To His Excellency Vice Minister of Health Luis Lobato, Secretary to the Manatuto District Administrator Agripino Costa, our partners in local & national government, community members, and of course, the U.S. Navy Seabees.  Bom dia. I am happy to be here with all of you today on behalf of the United States Embassy in Timor-Leste ...
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U.S. Ambassador Kathleen M. Fitzpatrick Remarks on the Opening Ceremony of Criminal Intelligence and Investigations Training

Thank you and good morning everyone. I am pleased to be here to help kickoff this important training on criminal investigative techniques. This is the latest example of ongoing support from the American people to help strengthen capacity in Timor-Leste’s justice sector. The U.S. Embassy’s Resident Legal Advisor program has collaborated with Timor-Leste’s justice and ...
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U.S. Ambassador Kathleen M. Fitzpatrick Remarks to STEM Students at FINANTIL High School

My respect to Finantil High School director and SESIM coordinator Curt “Gabriel” Gabrielson. Good afternoon. Thank you for inviting me here today. I am proud to learn about your studies. I know everyone here today cares about STEM education. That’s why you are here. The reasons are simple. We all know that STEM education is ...
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Millennium Challenge Corporation Visits Timor-Leste to Discuss New MCC Program

DILI, Timor-Leste, February 16, 2018 – A delegation from the U.S. Government’s Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC), including Robert Blau, Vice President for Compact Operations, Caroline Nguyen, Managing Director for Europe, Asia, Pacific, and Latin America, and Hana Freymiller, Country Team Lead, visited Timor-Leste this week to discuss the development of an MCC Compact to reduce ...
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U.S. Ambassador-Designate Kathleen M. Fitzpatrick Arrives in Dili

Dili – Kathleen M. Fitzpatrick arrived in Dili on Wednesday, January 17 to take up her duties as the new U.S. Ambassador to the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste. Isilio Coelho, Director General for Bilateral Affairs for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation (MNEC), joined U.S. Embassy Deputy Chief of Mission Daniel Bischof to receive ...
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Millennium Challenge Corporation Board of Directors Selects Timor-Leste for New Compact

WASHINGTON, D.C., December 20, 2017 – At its quarterly meeting on December 19, 2017, the U.S. Government’s Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) Board of Directors selected Timor-Leste for an  MCC compact– MCC’s five-year grant program designed to spur economic growth and reduce poverty. “I am pleased to announce new partnerships with Timor-Leste through MCC’s compact program,” said ...
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Statement by Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson on International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women

Press Statement Rex W. Tillerson Secretary of State Washington, DC November 22, 2017 In observance of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women (IDEVAW) on November 25 and the accompanying 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence, the United States reaffirms its commitment to defending the rights of women and girls to ...
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2017 U.S. Embassy Holiday Card Contest

Are you good at using computers to make art? Enter our Holiday Card Competition for a chance to design the U.S. Embassy’s official holiday card and win an iPad! Here are some important things to know about the contest: – The design should celebrate the holiday season and not be specific to any religious celebration ...
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New Entry Period for Diversity Visa Program (DV) 2019

The 2019 Diversity Visa website is currently down for maintenance. Due to technical issues, the current registration period for Diversity Visa-2019 is being extended, and all enrollments made prior to October 18, 2017, will need to be resubmitted. The new entry period for DV-2019 will open for electronic entries at noon, Eastern Daylight Time, Wednesday, October 18, ...
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U.S. Ambassador Inaugurates the Vatobou Health Clinic with U.S. NAVY Seabees

Vatobou – U.S. Ambassador to Timor-Leste Karen Stanton and the U.S. Naval Mobile Construction Battalion Three, also known as the Seabees, officially inaugurated the Vatobou Health Clinic in Liquiçá District at a ribbon-cutting ceremony on September 28.  With support from the Ministry of Health, the Seabees worked for more than three months to construct the facility, ...
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U.S. Embassy Hosts 5th Annual Continuing Judicial Development Seminar

Dili – The U.S. Mission in Timor-Leste hosts the 5th Annual Continuing Judicial Development Seminar from August 28-30, 2017 at Hotel the Ramelau. This year’s seminar features the Honorable Bernice B. Donald, a judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.  The seminar is an opportunity for American and Timorese judicial officials to share ...
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United States and Timor-Leste Complete CARAT 2017

The United States Navy, U.S. Marine Corps, Forsa Defesa Timor-Leste (F-FDTL) and PNTL recently concluded the annual Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) exercise, which was held from July 31  until August 4, 2017. “CARAT demonstrates America’s commitment to peace and stability of the region, and the value that the United States places on partnerships, ...
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The United States Congratulates Timor-Leste on Parliamentary Elections

The United States congratulates the people of Timor-Leste for holding peaceful national parliamentary elections on July 22.  This achievement represents another major milestone in Timor-Leste’s young democracy.  We applaud all political parties for their participation and look forward to working with the new government.  We commend Timor-Leste’s national election bodies for leading an electoral process ...
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U.S. President Donald J. Trump Announces Intent to Nominate the Next U.S. Ambassador to the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste

On July 19, President Donald Trump announced his intent to nominate Kathleen M. Fitzpatrick of the District of Columbia to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste. Ms. Fitzpatrick, a career member of the Senior Foreign Service, class of Minister-Counselor, has served as an American ...
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Dili Model United Nations 2017

This past weekend,  Dili Model United Nations  2017 helped youth in Timor-Leste gain a deeper understanding of multilateral diplomacy while improving their negotiation and leadership skills. Participants formed committees and passed resolutions on various global issues such as security, human rights, and environmental protection. Congratulations to all of the delegates and thanks to all of the partners who helped ...
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Maritime survey of Timor-Leste’s coasts released

On Wednesday, June 29 the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) officially handed over its five-year survey entitled Interdisciplinary Baseline Ecosystem Assessment Surveys to Inform Ecosystem-Based Management Planning in Timor-Leste to Timor-Leste’s Agriculture and Fisheries Ministry.  The final report shows that Timor-Leste’s marine areas have high biodiversity, but overfishing has led to less big ...
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The USA provides training on HIV/AIDS Awareness & Prevention Program to F-FDTL

On Wednesday June 21st, the U.S. Department of Defense’s Defense HIV/AIDS Awareness & Prevention Program (DHAPP) with assistance with Church World Services, held a three-day workshop for 13 selected F-FDTL members to be new facilitators regarding health issues such as HIV/AIDS prevention, reproductive health, and sexually transmitted diseases. This training will equip new facilitators with the knowledge ...
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USA co-hosted with PNTL and Australia the 2017 Investigators Conference

On Wednesday, May 24, the U.S. Mission in Timor-Leste co-hosted the 2017 Investigators Conference entitled “Unifying the Justice Sector and Law Enforcement in Timor-Leste,” together with the PNTL and the Australian-supported Timor-Leste Police Development Program (TLPDP) at Beach Garden Hotel in Pantai Kelapa, Dili. The three-day conference aims to increase the use of the PNTL Incident ...
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3R group in Timor-Leste organizes Earth Day fair in Dili

#3RinTimorLeste group organizes Earth Day fair in Dili: Participants in the Embassy-sponsored #3RinTimorLeste group organized together with 12 Timorese and international partner organizations an Earth Day fair on Saturday, April 22 at the Secretary of State for Youth and Sport with the theme of sustainable environmental practices and waste management.  The #3RinTimorLeste group is made ...
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U.S. Embassy co-hosted HeForShe event with UN, the Australian Embassy and the Korean Embassy

#HeForShe Event: The Embassy was proud to partner with the UN, the Australian Embassy, the Korean Embassy, and several partner organizations to organize the launch last week of the #HeForShe campaign in Timor-Leste at Timor Plaza on March 10th in an effort to up-end gender stereotypes in Timor-Leste and put forward positive role models for young ...
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Office of the Prime-Minister and the United States Embassy in Timor-Leste Co-host Maritime Authority Seminar

DILI–Timor-Leste and the United States will be co-hosting a Maritime Authority Seminar in Dili at the Ministry of Defense/F-FDTL Headquarters Auditorium from 22-24 February, with the goal of supporting a sustainable and effective national maritime authority in Timor-Leste. The three-day conference is an initiative between the Office of the Prime Minister of the Democratic Republic of ...
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U.S. Ambassador Inaugurates New U.S. Navy Seabees project at Manleuana Primary School

Dili – On Wednesday, March, 22nd, 2017, U.S. Ambassador Karen Stanton joined the school officials and the F-FDTL to inaugurate a new wing at the Manleuana Primary School. The new building was constructed from November 2016 to March 2017 by the U.S. Navy Seabees detachment in Timor-Leste in partnership with F-FDTL engineers. The new four-room ...
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Check out Our New Site!

Yes, we have a brand new website! Have a look around! The new-look website has seven sections representing broad topics that may be of interest to you. The sections are broken down further into sub-categories to assist you in finding specific information. The Seven Sections are: Visas – For all your Visa needs and questions. U.S. Citizen Services – ...
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U.S. Mission hosts 2017 Annual Expo “Amérika ho Timor-Leste: Hamutuk Dezenvolve Futuru”

Dili – On Saturday, January 21st, the U.S. Mission in Timor-Leste hosted its annual Expo 2017 entitled “Amérika ho Timor-Leste Hamutuk Dezenvolve Futuru” at Timor Plaza in Dili. The expo aimed to showcase the U.S. commitment to the development of Timor-Leste and strengthen the bonds between the American and Timorese people. The expo featured 18 ...
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U.S. Embassy Dili and UNTL co-launch UmaAmerika

On Wednesday, November 16, Ambassador Karen Stanton joined Universidade Nacional Timor Lorosa’e (UNTL) Rector Francisco Miguel Martins to inaugurate Timor-Leste’s first American Space, ‘UmaAmerika’ at the main campus of UNTL in Dili. UmaAmerika is a center devoted to sharing American culture, fostering innovation and open exchange of information between the U.S. and Timor-Leste. Uma Amerika ...
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Harii Hamutuk Exercise 2016 Officially Ended

On November 3rd, U.S. Ambassador Karen Stanton joined Japan Ambassador Yeiji Yamamoto, Australia Deputy Head of Mission Angela Robinson and F-FDTL Deputy Commander Filmeno Paixao at the closing ceremony of Harii Hamutuk 2016. F-FDTL Deputy Commander Paixao praised Exercise Harii Hamutuk 2016’s efforts to enhance F-FDTL’s engineering unit skills. Meanwhile, Ambassador Karen Stanton emphasized that ...
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U.S. Embassy organizes KLABIS forum

U.S. Embassy organizes KLABIS forum for local media on conflict and dispute-sensitive reporting. On October 26th, U.S. Embassy Dili hosted the quarterly ‘KLABIS’ media forum at the Embassy, focusing on best practices in reporting about conflict and disputes within local communities. Guest speaker Christopher W. Moore, Ph.D., who has worked as a professional mediator in ...
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Harii Hamutuk 2016

Harii Hamutuk 2016. Brigadier General Stephen Curda, Commanding General of the 9th Mission Support Command in Fort Shafter, Hawaii visited Timor-Leste from October 23rd to 25th in order to visit U.S., Australian, Japanese and F-FDTL forces participating in Exercise Harii Hamutuk 2016. Curda directly observed multilateral military security cooperation in Timor-Leste that aims to enhance ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens – Foreign Service Officer Test (FSOT) U.S. Embassy Dili, Timor-Leste

Interested in Being a U.S. Diplomat? Then Don’t Miss the Foreign Service Officer Test! The next opportunity to join the Department of State as a Foreign Service Officer (Diplomat) will be in January 2017. The computer-based Foreign Service Officer exam will be offered at the U.S. Embassy in Dili on Saturday January 28, 2017 at ...
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Gleno Community Health Engagement

In partnership with local authorities in Gleno, Municipality of Ermera, the Ministry of Health & F-FDTL, multinational staff from Pacific Partnership will join Timorese health workers to provide free health education and health services to the people of the region, on a first come, first serve basis from June 13-17 from 0930-1500 every day at ...
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Licensing agreement signed with National Broadcaster to broadcast VOA content

Licensing agreement signed with National Broadcaster to broadcast VOA content: Following the signing of the agreement with the Broadcasting Board of Governors on April 6th, Embassy Dili handed over codes that will permit the national state radio and television broadcaster, RTTL, to broadcast Voice of America content, which will greatly expand international news coverage, educational ...
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Ambassador Stanton visits to Dom Bosco Training Center

On Thursday, February 11, 2016, Ambassador Karen Stanton and the Seabees visited the Don Bosco Training Center in Comoro, Dili where she met with the administration, toured the facilities, reviewed past assistance projects to the center and interacted with local students who are some of the 200 Timorese youth are trained there annually in various ...
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U.S. Embassy provides support to ARKTL

On January 25th, U.S. Embassy PAO, Scott Hartmann joined the President of the Association of Community Radio-ARKTL, Prezario Ximenes at the opening of the second round of online media training with 10 Community Radio journalists. U.S. Embassy is providing support to ARKTL to conduct the training sessions this year with 32 journalists from 16 Community ...
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Exercise Crocodilo

At 1000 on 24 November 2015, a joint-combined force of F-FDTL Naval Component Fusilero, F-FDTL Land Component Soldiers and US Marines conducted an amphibious assault and cleared a Timorese seaside village harboring enemy insurgents. Albeit a training scenario utilizing blank ammunition, this bilateral military engagement between US Marines and the F-FDTL demonstrates the strong military ...
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Pacific Angel 2015 Brings Together U.S., New Zealand and Timorese Defense Forces for Joint Operation, Free Medical Clinic for People of Baucau

From September 7-14, the U.S., New Zealand and Timor-Leste jointly participated in Pacific Angel 2015, with the aim of simulating a joint humanitarian operation, organizing a free medical clinic for the people of Baucau and upgrading key facilities in the local region that would be used in case of a humanitarian operation. These events are ...
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U.S. Navy Seabees Complete Bridge for Local Community in Ermera

The Seabees completed two suspended cable bridges in Leimea, Hatolia subdistrict (Ermera District) spanning 50 and 102 meters in length in order to provide access to food, health, and medical services which are inaccessible during the rainy season. Chargé d’Affaires Katherine Dueholm attended the formal ribbon cutting and gave remarks at a ceremony attended by ...
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United States Embassy hosts 3rd Annual Continuing Judicial Development Seminar

U.S. Embassy Dili hosted the 3rd Annual Continuing Judicial Development Seminar in Dili, from August 26-28, 2015, with a special focus on judicial opinion writing, case management, ethics, other legal issues, as well as several case studies. This seminar, facilitated by U.S. Embassy’s Resident Legal Advisor Glenn Alexander and visiting U.S. Federal District Judges Timothy ...
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Community Dialogue in Oecusse on the Domestic Violence Law

On August 19th , Embassy staff traveled to Oecusse and observed a community dialogue on the domestic violence law hosted by Forum Peduli Wanita Oecusse with support from the Ambassador’s Small Grant Program. Residents of Suco Bobometo joined the PNTL, Public Defender and a legal expert from JNJ Advocasia to discuss the causes of domestic ...
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United States Conducts Counter-Narcotics Training with the Office of the Prosecutor General of Timor-Leste

From August 12-14, 2015, the U.S. Embassy’s Resident Legal Advisor Glenn Alexander hosted a counter-narcotics seminar with prosecutors from the Office of the Prosecutor General at the Timor Plaza Hotel in Dili. The training session covered all aspects of narcotics investigation and prosecution, including undercover investigations, the use of informants, case studies, and included blocks ...
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US Navy Seabees building “Bridges to Prosperity” in Leimia, Ermera District

U.S. Navy Seabees from the Construction Civic Action Detail (CCAD) Timor-Leste, Naval Mobile Construction Battalion Five (NMCB-5) continue to support infrastructure improvement efforts throughout the country. Their latest project involves the construction of two cable foot bridges in Leimia, Ermera District, an area that becomes isolated during the rainy season from the rest of the ...
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Commemoration of a Belated World Drug Day

On Tuesday, July 14th, the U.S. Embassy’s political section chief Lucy Gillers joined PNTL General Julio Hornai to commemorate a belated World Drug Day at the PNTL headquarters in Caicoli, Dili. Nearly 500 students attended the event, entitled “Say no to drugs.” The U.S. Embassy, in collaboration with several regional and international partners, is supporting ...
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United States and UNODC Conducts International Border Interdiction Training for PNTL and Indonesian Law Enforcement Agencies

On Tuesday, June 9th, The United States Government, in partnership with the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), opened a four-day training workshop on International Border Interdiction for the Border Patrol Unit of the National Police of Timor-Leste in Dili. The International Border Interdiction training includes sessions on behavioral analysis, document analysis, vehicle and ...
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U.S. Ambassador-at-Large for Global Criminal Justice Stephen Rapp’s Visit to Timor-Leste

Ambassador Stephen Rapp, U.S. Ambassador-at-Large for Global Criminal Justice, visited Timor-Leste May 22-23rd. During the short visit, Ambassador Rapp met with government officials and representatives from a number of local NGOs. He also visited Timor Leste’s Resistance Museum and the Commission for Reception, Truth and Reconciliation (CAVR), all in an effort to better understand the ...
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Ambassador Stanton with Timor-Leste Border Patrol Unit (UPF) and Indonesian border officials on a follow-up Border Liaison Conference

On April 15, 2015, Ambassador Stanton joined Superintendent of PNTL, Natircia Martins, and UNODC to open a follow-up Border Liaison Conference between Timor-Leste and Indonesia. UNODC received $1.1 million dollars from the United States to implement its Strengthening Land Border Control project. The goals of this project are: to increase capacity in border control, customs, and ...
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Ambassador Stanton traveled from West (Oecusse) to East

Only 1 week after her arrival to Dili, Timor-Leste Ambassador Stanton traveled from West (Oecusse) to East. She participated in a ceremony along with the His Excellency, President of The Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste, Taur Matan Ruak, to provide seedlings to the residents of Lautem as part of a project promoting economic growth in the ...
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Ambassador Stanton’s Swearing-in Speech

Thank you, Under Secretary Kennedy, not only for your kind remarks, but also for your support for me over the years and in particular for the part you played in furthering my nomination. I am also deeply grateful to President Obama and Secretary Kerry for the honor and privilege of representing my country as Ambassador ...
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