The East Timor
government has sought in recent years to expand its infrastructure establishment project in accordance with Timor
-Leste's Strategic Development Plan 2011-2030.
The security environment in Timor
Leste continues to be calm and stable.
is Asia's youngest nation and one of the poorest.
agrees and recognizes that there are plenty more preparations to be had before it can fully join ASEAN,'' he said.
1) With no history of Canadian missionary presence in East Timor
, there was no Timor
-linked missionary pressure on Ottawa to change its policies.
An estimated 300,000 people fled for safety to West Timor
, still part of Indonesia.
based East Timor
and Indonesia Action Network (ETAN), the treaty "may be the best that could be achieved at this time, given the pressures on Timor
-Leste from Australia and oil companies and the tremendous economic, political, size and other disparities in an inherently unequal negotiation process.
During the 1975-99 Indonesian occupation of East Timor
, Indonesia accepted Australia's argument that the Timor
Trough should separate Australia from Timor
Given Australia's isolation, this did not suggest many potential rival claims, only the newly independent Indonesia, Portuguese Timor
and Australia's colonial war trophy, Papua New Guinea.
The people of East Timor
, whose capital and largest city is Dili, had waited more than 400 years for independence.
also signed an agreement with the World Bank to obtain $5 million in grants.
has had a troubled past and now faces an uncertain future.
ENI)--As East Timor
prepares to become independent this spring, Nobel Peace Prize laureate Jose Ramos-Horta - the territory's foreign affairs minister - has paid tribute to the role of international solidarity in achieving sovereignty.
A new revenue-sharing deal between Australia and East Timor
Sea oil and gas reserves will help stabilize the fledgling Asian nation's fragile economy, Australian Foreign Minister Alexander Downer said Wednesday.
will become the 190th member of the United Nations when it achieves independence sometime this year.