President Horta Commends the Group of 20 and Congratulates PDT
Today 5 November Presidend Jose Ramos-Horta commended the Group of 20 Nations for awarded the SME FInance Challenge Prize to the Peace Dividend Trust.
Press Release from President Jose Ramos-Horta
In his statement he said that "I have long been a supporter of PDT. It is an organization which had its genesis in the experience of former United Nations staff that worked in UNTAET in Timor-Leste a decade ago. PDT has been working in Timor-Leste since 2007, connecting international buyers with domestic suppliers, thus maximizing the local economic impact of the international presence in Timor-Leste. Its a unique and much needed way of doing business and I am very pleased that Peace Dividend Trust's new initiative named "Factor Finance for Procurement" has been chosen as a winner in the G20 SME Finance Challenge. I am especially pleased that if PDT wins the current online voting for the People's Choice Award that it is President Obama himself that will present the award to PDT."