Visit to Japan by H.E. Dr. Mari Bim Amude Alkatiri, Prime Minister of the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste

March 15, 2006

  1. From March 22 (Wed) to 25 (Sat), Dr. Mari Bim Amude Alkatiri, Prime Minister and Minister for Natural Resources, Minerals and Energy Policy of the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste, will visit Japan at the invitation of the Government of Japan.
  2. During his stay in Japan, Prime Minister Alkatiri will be received in audience by His Majesty The Emperor of Japan. Prime Minister Alkatiri will also have talks with Mr. Junichiro Koizumi, Prime Minister of Japan, and other senior government officials for a wide-ranging exchange of views on such issues as Japan-Timor-Leste bilateral relations, future assistance for Timor-Leste and UN Reform. He will also deliver a keynote speech at a Symposium entitled "Japan and Consolidation of Peace in East Timor" co-hosted by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Takushoku University.
  3. Prime Minister Alkatiri's visit will be the first since he assumed his post as Prime Minister in May 2002. It is expected that this visit will further strengthen the friendly and cooperative relationship between Japan-Timor-Leste.

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