Visit to the United States of America (September 2016, USA)

Tuesday 29th June, 2021

Prime Minister Dr Rui Maria de Araújo, Minister Xanana Gusmão, Chief Negotiator and Foreign Minister Hernâni Coelho visited the United States for the United Nations General Assembly in September 2016.

Prime Minister addressed the General Assembly in New York on 24 September and spoke about the importance of establishing permanent maritime boundaries to Timor-Leste’s economic self-sufficiency. The delegation then visited universities and communities in Rhode Island, Massachusetts and Indiana who have strong Portuguese cultural ties and heritage. His Excellency thanked those communities for their solidarity and support during Timor-Leste’s struggle for independence in the 1990s.