Reinforce Mutual Political Trust and Promote Economic Development
Ana Maria Pessoa Pereira da Silva Pinto
Honorable Mr. Chairman,
Ladies and gentlemen:
I’m greatly honored to attend the forum at the invitation of the Chinese People’s Association for Peace and Disarmament (CPAPD). First of all I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate on the opening of the event advocating peace and dialogue and promoting mutually beneficial cooperation, and on the progress and achievements of CPAPD since its founding 27 years ago.
Under the constitutional guidance,
Currently, East Timor sees its bilateral relations with
Amid growing globalization today, we need to establish a new strategic partnership on the basis of peace, mutual trust and sustainable development. It is thus inevitable for
At present, peace and development remain the shared aspiration of people around the world, thus it is the common pursuit for all countries to strengthen cooperation.
Peaceful environment creates new opportunities for investment and enables various countries to benefit from the lasting and sustainable development.
In the same way as the other countries in the region, East Timor is concerned about how to create a sound trade environment, reinforce cooperation among governing organs, prevent and control conflicts, promote security cooperation, so as to prevent and combat global problems like drug and human trafficking, terrorism, money laundering and transnational crimes. All countries should make concerted efforts to implement the regional plans and projects for peace and security.
Ladies and gentlemen,
As for developing the partnerships with the other countries in the region,
The trade between
In East Timor’s fight for independence,
With the establishment of Macau Special Administrative Region (Macau SAR) of
Judicial cooperation between East Timor and
This May, I made an official visit to Macau, with a view of furthering and consolidating the friendly and cooperative ties between East Timor and
I am confident that this forum hosted by China, the largest developing country in the world, will, based on the principle of mutual respect, equality and non-interference, make valuable contributions to the establishment of a new strategic partnership featuring mutual political trust and mutual economic benefit, and thus play a positive role in promoting the establishment of a sustainable international economic order.