Singapore to open embassy in Timor-Leste

Singapore will build an embassy in the Timor-Leste capital, Dili, revealed through  a statement by Singapore’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Monday. The embassy will serve as a main point to enlarge bilateral cooperation in areas such as trade and investment, tourism, defence, energy and human resources, the statement conveyed. Singapore Foreign Affairs Minister Vivian Balakrishnan and Timor-Leste’s Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation Bendito dos Santos Freitas made the declaration at a collaborative press conference. This came after Dr Balakrishnan’s meeting happened with Timor-Leste President Jose-Ramos Horta, Prime Minister Xanana Gusmao and Mr Freitas in the early hours on Monday.

The decided step to build an embassy was accepted by the Timorese leaders. Right now,  Mr Robin Hu serves as Singapore’s non-resident ambassador to Timor-Leste. He will go on to be in execution before a permanent ambassador is declared and given the opportunity to work, Dr Balakrishnan revealed. In depth data of where the embassy will be discovered are also being executed, the minister declared. Singapore will become the sixth Asean nation to launch an embassy in Timor-Leste. Singapore is also a prominent foreign investor in Timor-Leste in things like real estate and hospitality, and residents of Singapore are playing a part in Timor-Leste’s healthcare and education sectors, the statement said.