The meeting took place at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, shortly before Ambassador Tiang Guang Fen presented his Letter of Credential to H.E. the President of Republic Dr Jose Ramos -Horta.
H.E. Minister for Foreign Affairs, Dr. Zacarias Albano da Costa greeting the
new Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China Dr. Ambassador Tiang Guangfen
Minister Zacarias da Costa warmly welcomed the new Ambassador and remarked that
“The people of Timor-Leste are profoundly grateful for the support China is giving Timor-Leste”. The Minister da Costa added, “We hope that our relations will continue to develop at the bilateral and multilateral level. We are making big efforts to improve the country and that is possible only with the support of countries like China”.
The new Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China to Timor-Leste Mr Tiang Guang Feng.stated that, “As the new Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China to the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste I will make all efforts to strengthen even more the Diplomatic Relations and Cooperation between the People’s Republic of China and Timor-Leste”.
Regarding bilateral relations between both countries Minister da Costa stressed, “The existing activities and projects can talk for themselves. Currently we have students on scholarships studying in China. We have also some professionals being trained in China. In the short term, we will start the construction of the building for diplomatic studies”.
Some of the major contributions of the People’s Republic of China to Timor-Leste, include the Presidential building, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and the Ministry of Defense.