Subject: Xanana in Kuwait
also Looking forward to cooperation with Kuwait; Kuwaiti Amir receives Prime Minister of Timor Leste; Timor Leste''s PM receives Kuwaiti officials; Kuwait PM holds dinner banquet in honor of Timor L''Este PM; Kuwait PM holds official talks with PM of Timor L''Este
Kuwait to share oil expertise with Timor Leste -- Timor-Leste PM
By Riham Al-Shaheen
(with photos) KUWAIT, Oct 29 (KUNA) -- Prime Minister and Minister of Defense of Timor Leste Kay Rala Xanana Gusmao said here Wednesday that Kuwait would share its expertise in oil production with his country.
The official told a press conference at Bayan Palace that he and his accompanying delegations held talks with senior Kuwaiti officials and Kuwait would provide professional training in the oil field to people from Timor Leste.
To a question by KUNA, Gusmao said that his country is new in the field of petroleum, plans to establish a national oil company, and wants to learn from the Kuwaiti experience.
He said Kuwaiti ministers he met shared and discussed their skills and expertise with the visiting officials and the two sides agreed that Kuwait would provide university scholarships for students from his country.
The two sides also discussed opening embassies in Kuwait and Timor Leste, he added.
Gusmao expressed his hope that Timor Leste would cooperate with Kuwait Investment Authority (KIA) and Kuwait Fund for Arab Economic Development (KFAED), describing the Kuwaiti economy as one of the fastest growing economies in the world and one of the most free economies in the Middle East.
Gusmao thanked the Kuwaiti leadership for its hospitality, saying "Kuwait has a long history of generosity." He stressed that his visit, which began Monday, was very beneficial to his country, saying "we were inspired by what we saw here." He also said that his country have a lot in common as they occupy about the same area and are both rich in oil.
During the three-day visit, Gusmao and his accompanying delegation met with His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, His Highness the Crown Prince Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Nasser Al-Mohammad Al-Sabah, and a number of ministers.
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Looking forward to cooperation with Kuwait -- Timor-Leste minister Economics 10/29/2008 12:35:00 PM
By Riham Al-Shaheen
(with photos) KUWAIT, Oct 29 (KUNA) -- Planning and Finance Minister of Timor-Leste Emilia Pires said here Wednesday that her country is looking forward to cooperate economically with Kuwait.
Speaking to reporters, Pires said Timor-Leste is glad to benefit from the knowledge, skills, and expertise of Kuwait in the oil field.
"Kuwait is far ahead of us," she said.
In response to a question by KUNA, the minister assured Kuwaiti investors that the security situation in her country is stable, adding that order was restored following the assassination attempt on Timor-Leste's President Jose Ramos-Horta and Prime Minister Kay Rala Xanana Gusmao last February.
All armed rebels who were roaming in the mountains surrendered without firing a single shot and are now in jail, she stressed.
In addition, the crisis caused by a group of "petitioners", about 800 former army personnel who claimed they had been subjected to discrimination, was ended through dialogue, she pointed out.
She also said that her country's Ministry of Social Solidarity is also working on solving the problem of refugees, closing 28 out of 54 camps.
The delegation of Timor-Leste, accompanying the country's Prime Minister and Minister of Defense Kay Rala Xanana Gusmao on his three-day visit to Kuwait, met with officials from Kuwait Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KCCI) and discussed investment opportunities in Timor-Leste, she said.
As Timor-Leste is a fledgling country, investment opportunities in all fields are available, she added.(end) ris KUNA 291235 Oct 08NNNN
Kuwaiti Amir receives Prime Minister of Timor Leste
Politics 10/28/2008 3:40:00 PM
KUWAIT, Oct 28 (KUNA) -- His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah accompanied by His Highness the Crown Prince Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah received Tuesday His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Nasser Al-Mohammad Al-Sabah accompanied by visiting Prime Minister and Minister of Defense Kay Rala Xanana Gusmao of Timor Leste.
The meeting was attended by Deputy Minister of Amiri Diwan Affairs Sheikh Ali Al-Jarrah Al-Sabah, Director of the Amir Office Ahmed Fahad Al-Fahad, Amiri Diwan Advisor Mohammed Abul Hassan, President of the Prime Minister Diwan Honorary Missions Sheikh Salem Jaber Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah, Head of the Amiri protocols and honorary missions Sheikh Khalid Al-Abdullah Al-Sabah Al-Nasser Al-Sabah, and Kuwaiti Ambassador to Indonesia Faisal Sulaiman Al-Musailem. (end) mb KUNA 281540 Oct 08NNNN
Timor Leste''s PM receives Kuwaiti officials
Politics 10/28/2008 1:12:00 PM
KUWAIT, Oct 28 (KUNA) -- Timor Leste Prime Minister, also responsible for defense and security, Kay Rala Xanana Gusmao received on Tuesday Kuwait Fund for Arab Economic Development (KFAED) Chairman Abdul-Wahab AL-Bader.
He also received the Managing Director of Kuwait Investment Authority (KIA) Bader Mohammad Al-Sa'ad.
Gusmao discussed the best ways to further cooperation between his country and the two Kuwaiti bodies.(end) sab KUNA 281312 Oct 08NNNN
Kuwait PM holds dinner banquet in honor of Timor L''Este PM
Politics 10/27/2008 10:31:00 PM
KUWAIT, Oct 27 (KUNA) -- His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Nasser Al-Mohammad Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah held a dinner banquet at Bayan Palace on Monday in honor of the Prime Minister and Minister of National Defense for the Democratic Republic of Timor L'Este Kay Rala Xanana Gusmao and his delegation on the occasion of their visit to the country. The banquet was also attended by Lebanese Prime Minister Fouad Siniora. (end) sd KUNA 272231 Oct 08NNNN
Kuwait PM holds official talks with PM of Timor L''Este
Politics 10/27/2008 10:22:00 PM
KUWAIT, Oct 27 (KUNA) -- His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Nasser Al-Mohammad Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah held official discussions on Monday at Bayan Palace with the Prime Minister and Minister of National Defense for the Democratic Republic of Timor L'Este Kay Rala Xanana Gusmao.
Attending the discussions were First Deputy Premier and Minister of Defense Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah, Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Sheikh Dr. Mohammad Sabah Al-Salem Al-Sabah, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of State for Cabinet Affairs Faisal Al-Hajji, Minister of Finance Mustafa Al-Shimali, Minister of Public Works and Minister of State for Municipality Affairs Dr. Fadhel Safar Ali Safar and Foreign Undersecretary Khaled Sulaiman Al-Jarallah.
Also attending were Advisor of the Prime Minister Diwan and Head of the Honorary Mission Sheikh Dr. Salem Jaber Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah, UnderSecretary of HH the Prime Minister's Diwan Sheikha Itimad Khaled Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, General Manager of the Kuwait Fund for Arab Economic Development Abdulwahab Al-Bader, Managing Director of the Kuwait Investment Authority Bader Al-Saad, Kuwait's Ambassador to Indonesia and non-resident envoy to Timor L'Este Faisal Al-Mosaileem and a number of senior officials in HH the Prime Minister's Diwan and the Foreign Ministry.
The talks were also attended by prime minister of the Republic of Timor LE'ste's delegation.
Following the talks an agreement to promote and protect investments between both countries was signed. (pickup previous) sd KUNA 272222 Oct 08NNNN