at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Timor-Leste
On Monday the 30th May 2011, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in a joint effort with the Ministry of Finance and with the assistance of the Asian Development Bank Institute and the Asian Development Bank will hold a Joint Consultation entitled ASEAN 2030: Timor Leste’s Perspective at “Salão Nobre”, Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
The Joint Consultation aims to share information on the economic development of all ASEAN member states. It will all look at the economic development of Timor-Leste.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs will share information with regard to Timor-Leste’s preparation for joining ASEAN.
Dr. Marciano da Silva, Director General for Regional Integration, at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Timor-Leste said, “The Joint Consultation will explore all the benefits that Timor-Leste will accrue from joining ASEAN. It will also examine the challenges that Timor-Leste will face from ASEAN membership.” Dr. da Silva added, “This event is part of raising awareness among all government and state institutions, as well as other stakeholders, on the importance of Timor-Leste’s preparation for ASEAN membership.”
Similar events will continue to be held in Timor-Leste aimed at involving all government senior officials in understanding ASEAN, its role in the region and its impact on Timor-Leste’s development.
The meeting will begin at 8:30 am, Monday 30th May in “Salão Nobre”, Ministry of Foreign Affairs.