Chief Negotiator visited Monte Sant’ Angelo Mercy College (27 November, 2018, Sydney)

Tuesday 29th June, 2021

Chief Negotiator, H.E. Xanana Gusmão, delivered remarks to students at Monte Sant’ Angelo Mercy College. In his speech titled “Feto Forte, Nasaun Forte” or “Strong woman, strong nation,” he shared his ideas about opportunity, responsibility and adversity, and also his theories about the educational experience of Timorese and Australian students. The Chief Negotiator commended Monte Sant’ Angelo Mercy College for its values of community service, social justice and human dignity. The school supports education in Maliana through the Teacher Professional Learning Centre, the Food for Thought Program and the Colegio Scholarship Program. The school was also very vocal in its support for Timor-Leste claiming and defining its maritime boundaries in the Timor Sea.