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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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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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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U.S. Embassy Supports Intellectual Property Rights Protection in Timor-Leste

Dili – U.S. Ambassador to Timor-Leste Karen Stanton gave opening remarks at the inaugural Timor-Leste Trademark Dialogue on December 1 at Timor Plaza. Hosted by the International Trademark Association (INTA), the one-day workshop included officials from the Ministry of Justice, Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Agriculture, and the National Police (PNTL) as well as local ...
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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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Another Successful Year for Harii Hamutuk

The closing ceremony for Harii Hamutuk – an annual military exercise that showcases the hard work and collaboration of engineers from the Timor-Leste Defense Force (F-FDTL) and partner nations – took place on 7 November 2017 at the Metinaro Military Base.  In its fifth year, the exercise brought together engineers from Timor-Leste, Australia, the United ...
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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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UNITED STATES SUPPORTS OBSERVERS FOR TIMOR-LESTE PARLIAMENTARY ELECTIONS

DILI, TIMOR-LESTE – The United States – through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and its civil society partners – is providing support for close to 1,000 domestic and international observers spread across Timor-Leste to monitor parliamentary Election Day activities on July 22. USAID’s Consortium for Elections and Political Process Strengthening (CEPPS) will field ...
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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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Preparations underway for Exercise Harii Hamutuk 2016

Engineers from F-FDTL, Australia and the United States militaries, and the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force are preparing to conduct Exercise Harii Hamutuk from 3 October to 4 November 2016. During the Exercise, the engineers will complete infrastructure development projects at the Hera and Metinaro military bases, as well as in the Metinaro community area. Members ...
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USDA Officers Visited Timor-Leste

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Visit: USDA officers visited Timor-Leste August 2-9 to monitor the $6.2 million project that is increasing farming and creating value chains for high-value crops in four districts of the country.  Joined by Political and Economic Chief Lucy Gillers, the group traveled to Lautem, the country’s easternmost district, and spoke with ...
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U.S. Ambassador Karen Stanton Visits Gleno Health Center to see the Pacific Partnership Multinational Medical Service

On June 15th, U.S. Ambassador Karen Stanton and the Mission team paid a visit to the Gleno Health Center to see the Pacific Partnership multinational medical team in action! Every day from June 13-17, 250 medical personnel from the USNS Mercy went Gleno to treat hundreds of patients from the Ermera region in dentistry, general ...
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Ambassador Stanton and Vice Minister of Health, Ana Isabel Soares launch USAID’s Hakbi’it Basic Health Services Project

On June 7th, Ambassador Stanton joined Vice Minister of Health, Ana Isabel Soares to launch USAID’s Hakbi’it Basic Health Services Project, known as “USAID’s Hakbi’it Project”. This $8.5 million, five-year project will strengthen institutional and human capacity to improve the lives of Timor-Leste’s citizens through increased capacity to deliver responsive services at both national and ...
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Statement by Secretary of State John Kerry On the Occasion of Timor-Leste’s Restoration of Independence Day

On behalf of President Obama and the American people, I send my sincere wishes and congratulations to the people of Timor-Leste as you celebrate your 13th anniversary of Independence. The world rejoices to see Timor-Leste continue developing as a democratic nation. We congratulate you on the recent peaceful government transition, when President Taur Matan Ruak ...
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