14 October 2015

Extraordinary Meeting of the East Timor Council of Ministers 12 October 2015



ETLJB 14/10/2015 Government of East Timor Press Release Dili 12 October 2015 2015
PRESS RELEASE - The Government met extraordinarily this Monday, October 12th, 2015, in the Council of Ministers’ meeting room, at the Government Palace, in Díli, and approved:

1. Government Resolution that Renews the Mandate of the President of the Board for TIMORGAP, E.P
Under Decree Law no. 6/2015, of 11 March, the Council of Ministers approved the reappointment of Mr. Francisco da Costa Monteiro as President of the Board of Directors and President of the Executive Committee of TIMOR-GAP, E.P, for a new 4-year mandate. TIMOR-GAP, E.P, is a national petroleum company in Timor-Leste, created in 2011, with the objective of representing the government in conducting business within the oil and gas sector.

2. Recommendation to reappoint the Chief and the Vice-Chief of General Staff of the Armed Forces for F-FDTL
Based on Decree-Law no. 7/2014, of 12 March – Statute of the Military Forces of F-FDTL – the Council of Ministers approved a recommendation to reappoint Major-General Lere Anan Timur (Tito da Costa Cristovao) as Chief of General Staff of the Armed Forces for F-FDTL and Brigadere-General Filomeno da Paixao de Jesus as Vice-Chief of General Staff of the Armed Forces for F-FDTL.

The Council of Ministers also analysed:

1. General State Budget Proposal for 2016
The Government made a preliminary analysis of the Draft Law of the General State Budget (GSB) for 2016, which encompasses all the revenues and expenses and covers the period between 1 January and 31 December 2016.

2. Presentation of the program for the celebrations of the 500th Anniversary of the Affirmation of the Timorese Identity
The Minister of State Administration, on behalf of the Organising Committee for the celebrations, presented a budget for the schedule of activities, for the Council of Minister’s appreciation. The activities are been developed following a historical, cultural and intellectual approach, with highlight on the role of the Catholic Church in the history of Timor-Leste.

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