Ambassador Roberto Soares said “that the Shangri-La Dialogue provided a distinctive opportunity for Timor-Leste delegates to seek technical cooperation programme, and sharing Timor-Leste’s experiences and values in the process of the nation building and state institutional development that contributing to the peace and prosperity in the Asia-Pacific region. “
Minister for Defense of Australia, Hon . Stephen Smith,
S.E.D, Dr Julio Tomas Pinto,
C.E.M.G.F.D. Major General Taur Matan Ruak
Both Dr. Julio Tomas Pinto and Major General Taur Matan Ruak seize the opportunity during the dialogue for exchanging views on regional challenges and the most salient defense and security issues, as well as undertaken a constructive bilateral dialogue and consultation with some friendly defense ministers and chief of defense forces and prominent leaders from Singapore, Indonesia, Australia, China, New Zealand and USA.
C.E.M.G. Major General Taur Matan Ruak with
Commander of the United States Pacific
Command Robert F Willard
During the meeting, the Chief of Defense Forcers, Major General Taur Matan Ruak also signed the Defense Technical Cooperation Programme with Admiral Robert F Willard, Commander of the United States Pacific Command.
the United States Pacific Command Robert F Willard
Ambassador Roberto Soares
Timor-Leste delegation was headed by the Secretary of Sate for Defense, His Excellency Mr. Julio Pinto and Chief of Defense Forces, Major General Taur Matan Ruak, accompanied by Ambassador Roberto Soares and two officials of the F-FDTL, -- END