11 November 2010

Portuguese and Timorese military forces to continue cooperation:General Ruak

Radio Timor-Leste, November 10, 2010 language source: Tetun - The Timorese Defence Force (F-FDTL) Commander, Major General Taur Matan Ruak, said the Portuguese Military and the country’s defenve force would continue building cooperation to professionalise the fledging country’s military officers.

The commander made the comments after welcoming the Portuguese Defence Force commander at the F-FDTL’s head quarter in Tasitolu.

During a meeting, the two commanders made an assessment of the cooperation in the field of basic training provided to the F-FDTL soldiers and officials, advanced training, including academic training in Portugal.

Making an assessment of the ongoing cooperation and how to strengthen it in future,” Ruak said.

The Portuguese Defence Force Commander, Jose Luis Pinto Ramailho, said it was good to strengthen cooperation with Timor-Leste, especially in the field of defence.

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