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Official Visit to Singapore by Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation of the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste Dionísio Da Costa Babo Soares, 8-9 July 2019

09 July 2019

Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation of the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste Dionísio da Costa Babo Soares is visiting Singapore on an official introductory visit.
 
2 Minister Soares called on and was hosted to lunch by Minister for Foreign Affairs Dr Vivian Balakrishnan earlier today.  The Ministers reaffirmed the longstanding and friendly relations between Singapore and Timor-Leste.  They noted that Singapore was a major investor in Timor-Leste.  They discussed ways to further strengthen bilateral cooperation in areas such as trade and investment, and technical cooperation.  They also discussed Timor-Leste’s application to join ASEAN, which ASEAN is currently studying.  Minister Balakrishnan reaffirmed Singapore’s commitment to supporting Timor-Leste’s capacity-building needs through the Singapore Cooperation Programme (SCP) and welcomed more Timor-Leste officials to participate in the SCP. 
 
3 Minister Soares also paid a courtesy call on Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong this afternoon. 
 
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MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS
SINGAPORE
9 JULY 2019
 

Call on Minister of Foreign Affairs Dr Vivian Balakrishnan by Timor-Leste Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation Dionísio da Costa Babo Soares, 9 July 2019.

Photo credit: Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Lunch hosted by Minister for Foreign Affairs Dr Vivian Balakrishnan for Timor-Leste Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation Dionísio da Costa Babo Soares, 9 July 2019.

Photo credit: Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Courtesy call on Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong by Timor-Leste Minister of Foreign Affairs and CooperationDionísio da Costa Babo Soares, 9 July 2019.

Photo credit: Ministry of Communications and Information


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