Wednesday, 25 August 2010

Breaking News: Timor-Leste signs defence deal with China

On the morning of 24 August 2010 Timor-Leste and China signed a major defence development agreement.  

Since 2001 the Timorese Defence Force Headquarters has been housed in second hand UN portable containers in Tasi Tolu West Dili.

Following lengthy talks with the Government of Timor-Leste the Government of China has agreed to a major development project.  This project will fund and construct a new Ministry of Defence and Defence Force HQ at Fatuhada in central Dili, on the main east-west road axis between the Palacio do Governo and Nicolau Lobato International Airport.

The new facilities are expected to be a major improvement on the current demountable structures/containers which are in a state of advanced decay.

Other major bi-lateral defence partners include Australia and Portugal, who provide some specialised training and language courses.

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