25 October 2017

PM and the 11 Ministers appointed on 15 September 2017

The Prime Minister, Mari Alkatiri, and eleven members of the 7th Constitutional Government were sworn in by the President of the Republic, Francisco Guterres Lú Olo, on September 15 at the Presidential Palace in Lahane, Dili.

The Prime Minister also assumes the leadership of the Ministry of Development and Institutional Reform.



  1. Minister of State and Counselor for National Security, José Ramos-Horta 
  2. Minister of Health, Rui Maria de Araújo, 
  3. Minister of State and Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries, Estanislau da Silva, 
  4. Minister for the Presidency of the Council of Ministers, Adriano do Nascimento, 
  5. Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, Aurélio Guterres, 
  6. Minister of State Administration, Valentim Ximenes, 
  7. Minister of Planning and Finance, Rui Gomes, 
  8. Minister of Defense and Security, Augustine Somotxo, 
  9. Minister of Commerce and Industry, António Conceição,
  10. Minister of Social Solidarity, Florentina Smith, and 
  11. Deputy Minister of Education and Culture, Lurdes Bessa.

See also Inauguration of 20 members of the VII Constitutional Government on 3 October 2017

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