Subject: Timor-Leste Local Media Monitoring Nov 4, 2003

Timor-Leste International and Local Media Monitoring Nov 4, 2003


Australian Program Supports F-FDTL Progress

Australian and Timor-Leste are building bridges to the future through the success of the Defence Cooperation Program, which is an agreement between the two countries to enhance Timor-Leste's defence force (F-FDTL). The Defence Cooperation Program between Australia and East Timor sees members of f-FDTL receive a cross-section of training on weapons use, computer and literacy skills and officer training. At present Australia is contributing approximately twenty-six servicemen to the training program.

Government faced with challenges

The Minister for Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, Dr Ramos Horta, said that has a new nation the Government of Timor-Leste and it's institutions are facing difficulties and have many challenges ahead in every sector of the society. The quote came from Dr Ramos Horta when he visited the STL newspaper office last week.

Timor Post was not published today

Jose Filipe External Affairs World Bank, Dili Office

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