East Timor

Fijian President presented 'crown of kings'by Timor Leste President

Mon 03 Mar 2014 -

DILI, East Timor ---- Fiji's resident Ratu Epeli Nailatikau was presented with a crown by his Timor Leste counterpart His Excellency Taur Matan Ruak in the country's capital, Dili, last week.

Liquica-Maubara road section completed under Timor - Leste road project

Wed 05 Feb 2014 -

LIQUICA, East Timor --- A special ceremony was held today to officially open the Liquica-Maubara section of road recently completed under the Road Network Development Sector Project, funded by a grant from the Asian Development Bank (ADB)

Timor-Leste becomes first Asia-Pacific country to launch UN’s Zero Hunger Challenge

Fri 10 Jan 2014 -

DILI, East Timor ---Timor-Leste, Asia-Pacific’s youngest country, today became the region’s first to launch a national campaign under the United Nations Zero Hunger Challenge, which seeks to ensure universal access to food in the face of looming threats such as climate change.

East Timor launches court proceedings against Australia over ASIO raid

Thu 19 Dec 2013 -

DILI, East Timor --- East Timor has launched proceedings against Australia in the International Court of Justice, demanding the return of documents seized by ASIO in a raid on a Canberra lawyer's office.

Aid used as front for spying: East Timor

Tue 10 Dec 2013 -

DILI, East Timor --- East Timor's Natural Resources Minister has claimed the Australian government sent four spies under the cover of an aid project to Dili in 2004, in order to bug negotiations for a crucial gas treaty.

East Timor seeks to scrap oil treaty with Australia in The Hague over spying allegations

Fri 06 Dec 2013 -

THE HAGUE, Netherlands --- East Timor’s government will not be deterred in pressing its case to scrap an oil treaty worth billions of dollars over claims of spying by Australia, an international negotiator says.

East Timor spying case: PM Xanana Gusmao calls for Australia to explain itself over ASIO raids

Thu 05 Dec 2013 -

DILI, EAST TIMOR ---- East Timor's prime minister says he is shocked by the Australian Government's decision to authorise raids on a lawyer and whistleblower who were set to provide evidence against Australia in The Hague.

ADB inagurates new president mission in Timor Leste

Tue 19 Nov 2013 -

DILI, East Timor ---– Senior officials with the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Minister of Finance Emilia Pires today inaugurated a new Resident Mission as a sign of ADB’s ongoing commitment to the country’s development.

Timor - Leste signs ADB loan for road network upgrades

Tue 19 Nov 2013 -

DILI, East Timor ---– Asian Development Bank (ADB) Deputy Director General of the Pacific Department Noriko Ogawa and Timor-Leste’s Finance Minister Emilia Pires has signed a US$50 million loan to upgrade the road linking Manatuto and Natarbora, part of a national plan to create a network of reliable, safe roads ...

Infrastructure, Water supply, skills training prorities for ADB - Timor Leste resident mission

Tue 08 Oct 2013 -

DILI, East Timor --- In recognition of the Asian Development Bank’s (ADB) strong partnership with the Government of Timor-Leste and its expanding portfolio there, ADB’s Board of Directors have approved the establishment of a resident mission in Timor-Leste by renaming the current office from Special Office in Timor-Leste to the ...

East Timor offers $800 million for onshore gas processing

Wed 04 Sep 2013 -

DILI, East Timor --East Timor's government has made a new bid to resolve a dispute over the stalled Greater Sunrise gas project in the Timor Sea.

East Timor foreign minister denies asylum seeker boat forcibly turned back

Tue 30 Jul 2013 -

DILI, East Timor --- East Timor's foreign minister says a boatload of asylum seekers en route to Australia was not forcibly pushed away from his country in early July.

Last ADF troops leave East Timor

Thu 28 Mar 2013 -

DILLI, East Timor ---- The final group of Australian Defence Force (ADF) members who'd been stationed in East Timor have returned to Australia.