Monday, 10 May 2010

Minister Zacarias da Costa met with the Ambassador Amira Aron

Minister Zacarias da Costa and
the Ambassador of Israel to Timor-Leste
Ms Amira Aron

H.E. the Ambassador of Israel to Timor-Leste, Ms Amira Aron, paid a courtesy visit on the 05 of May 2010 to H.E. the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Dr Zacarias Albano da Costa

Ms Aron, who is resident in Singapore, made the visit to coincide with the celebration of Israel's National Day.

Minister Zacarias welcomed Ambassador Aron and congratulated her on Israel’s National day. “Let me start by congratulating you on your National Day and thank you for all the efforts your country is making to support Timor-Leste’s development,” he said.

Minister Zacarias da Costa with Senior staff members

during the meeting with Ambassador Aron

The main issues discussed during the meetings between the two covered areas of cooperation between Timor-Leste and Israel such as Security and defense, naval intelligence and cooperation with other countries.

"Israel will be very pleased to provide support for Timor-Leste in the areas of training for diplomatic staff and agriculture. Israel is committed to working together with Timor-Leste," Ambassador Aron said.

Another main point discussed was the establishment of a Framework Agreement between the two countries to promote technical and economic cooperation in relevant areas identified as priorities,” Minister Zacarias da Costa concluded