Northern Territory Chief Minister To Sign Agreement With Timor Leste

Northern Territory Chief Minister To Sign Agreement With Timor Leste

Northern Territory Chief Minister Michael Gunner

Chief Minister Leads Delegation To Timor-Leste

Victor P Taffa

Northern Territory Government will be travelling to Timor-Leste today to attend the Bi-Lateral meeting where a new 3-year Strategic Partnership Agreement will be signed.

Agreement recognises and reinforces the strong relationship that exists between the Northern Territory and Timor-Leste.

Focusing on business, jobs, and health, the Chief Minister, along with Minister Fyles, Minister Lawler, Minister Kirby, and the Member for Katherine Sandra Nelson, will be meeting with:

  • Agriculture and fisheries sector, including the Minister HE Mr Joaquim José Gusmão dos Reis Martins
  • Visiting the Centre of Disease Control with the HE Vice-Minister for Health Ms Élia António de Araújo dos Reis Amaral
  • Hosting a Northern Territory business roundtable with local Northern Territory businesses operating in Timor-Leste.

“Northern Territory and Timor-Leste maintain a unique and close relationship based on economic, strategic and cultural ties.” Chief Minister Michael Gunner said.

“Today’s Bi-Lateral meeting will further strengthen the Territory’s relationship with Timor-Lester and further promote our ever-growing sectors such as vocational education, agriculture, and tourism.”

This delegation to Timor-Leste strengthens cultural ties and opens new business, trade and investment opportunities.

Northern Territory Government welcomes the signing of the Strategic Partnership Agreement and will work with Timor-Leste to identify strategic priorities and manage key projects together.

Costings:

Ministerial (Four Ministers, one MLA and two staff)

Flights: $5,071.80