I am delighted to announce I will meet with His Excellency Dr José Ramos-Horta, President of the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste, during his Guest of Government visit to Australia from 6 to 11 September.
His Excellency General the Honourable David Hurley AC DSC (Retd), Governor‑General of Australia, will host President Ramos‑Horta. The President will visit Government House for a ceremonial welcome and state lunch and will lay a wreath at the Australian War Memorial.
Australia and Timor-Leste enjoy a close relationship based on our shared history, mutual interests and strong people-to-people links. The President’s visit reflects the deep ties between our two countries.
Australia is committed to supporting Timor‑Leste’s economic development. This visit will be an opportunity to further deepen this relationship, and explore avenues for strengthened cooperation both bilaterally and in the region.
I look forward to welcoming President Ramos-Horta to Australia.