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Prime Minister Modi Meets Timor-Leste President Jose Ramos

Utkarsh Classes Last Updated 09-01-2024
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President of Timor-Leste, Dr Jose Ramos Horta, is visiting India to attend the 10th Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit in Gandhinagar. President Jose Ramos Horta is on a three-day (8 to 10 January 2024) visit to India.

Prime Minister Modi and President Horta's talks:

  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Horta met in Gandhinagar on 9 January 2024. The Prime Minister welcomed President Horta and his delegation to the Vibrant Gujarat Summit.
  • This is the first visit at the head of state or government level between the two countries.

Offers made by India to Timor-Leste:

  • PM Modi reaffirmed India's commitment to building a vibrant "Delhi-Dili" connectivity.
  • In September 2023, Prime Minister Modi declared the establishment of the Indian Mission in Timor-Leste.
  • Prime Minister Modi offered assistance to Timor-Leste in many areas, mainly
    • Capacity building
    • Human Resource Development
    • IT
    • Fintech
    • Energy
    • Healthcare, including traditional medicine and pharma.

Invitation to join ISA and CDRI:

  • Prime Minister Modi also invited Timor-Leste to join the International Solar Alliance (ISA) and the Coalition for Disaster Resilient Infrastructure (CDRI).
  • The Prime Minister congratulated President Horta on ASEAN's decision in principle to admit Timor-Leste as its 11th member. The  Prime Minister has expressed hope of achieving full membership soon.
  • The two politicians also discussed regional issues and developments in the Indo-Pacific region.

Timor-Leste appeals to India for cooperation in several areas:

  • President Horta expressed gratitude to the Prime Minister for the invitation to attend the Summit.
  • Horta sought India's support in meeting its development priorities, especially in capacity building in healthcare and IT.

Timor-Leste supports India's permanent membership in UNSC:

  • President Horta expressed support for India's permanent membership of the UN Security Council.
  • The two leaders committed to continuing their excellent cooperation in the multilateral arena.
  • The Prime Minister appreciated Timor-Leste's active participation in the two editions of the Voice of the Global South Summit.
  • They agreed that countries in the Global South should coordinate their positions on global issues.
  • Bilateral relations between India and Timor-Leste are based on shared values of democracy and pluralism.
  • India was among the first countries to establish diplomatic relations with Timor-Leste in 2002.

About Timor-Leste:

  • Capital: Dili
  • Currency: US Dollar
  • President: Dr. Jose Ramos Horta


Answer:- Timor-Leste

Answer:- Dili

Answer:- U.S. Dollar

Answer:- 10th Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit

Answer:- Gandhinagar, Gujarat
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