Foreign Minister Mahuta’s introductory call with Timor-Leste Foreign Affairs and Cooperation Minister - Readout, 6 April 2021


New Zealand’s Foreign Minister Nanaia Mahuta had an introductory phone call on 6 April, with Timor-Leste Foreign Affairs and Cooperation Minister, Minister Adaljiza Albertina Xavier Reis Magno.

Minister Mahuta emphasised that New Zealand stands ready to further assist Timor-Leste in light of the recent flooding in Timor-Leste and expressed condolences to those affected.

Minister Mahuta and Minister Magno discussed the bilateral relationship, where Timor-Leste is an important bilateral and development partner.

They also discussed both countries COVID-19 pandemic response; the New Zealand Aid Programme; the importance of strong multilateralism and the situation in Myanmar.


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