ETLJB Source: Government of East Timor DILI, JUNE 14TH, 2016 PRESS RELEASE Meeting of the Council of Ministers from June 14th, 2016
The Council of Ministers met this Tuesday, at the Government Palace in Dili, and approved:
1. Amendment of Government Resolution N. 10/2014, of April 9th, which creates the National
Commission for the Implementation of Measures to Combat Money Laundering and
Financing of Terrorism
After the Minister of Justice presented the first National Risk Assessment of Money Laundering and
Terrorism Financing (AML/TF), the Council of Ministers approved an amendment to the Government
Resolution N. 10/2014, of April 9th.
The amendment aims to increase the operability of all responsible bodies. It was considered necessary to
include other bodies dealing directly with cross-border activities and criminal phenomena. The Ministers
of Justice, Finance, Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, and Interior, as well as the Public Prosecutor of the
Republic, Governor of the Central Bank, Anticorruption Commissioner, President of the Civil Service
Commission, PNTL Commissioner, National Director of the PCIC, Executive Director of the Financial
Intelligence Unit, Executive Coordinator of SERVE, Director Generals of the Migration Services, Taxes,
and Customs, are now all part of the National Commission for the Implementation of Measures to Combat
Money Laundering and Financing of Terrorism (in Portuguese CNCBC).
2. National Strategic Plan to Combat Money Laundering/Financing of Terrorism
The Council of Ministers approved the document setting out the National Strategic Plan to Combat
ML/TF, submitted by the Minister of Justice, who presides over the National Commission for the
Implementation of Measures to Combat Money Laundering and the Financing of Terrorism. This Plan
stems from the risk assessment process on Timor-Leste, carried out in 2012 by the Asia Pacific Group
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(APG). The Plan intends to implement, sequentially, several measures which help to achieve the National
Strategic Objectives 2016-2020, to reinforce the fight against money laundering and terrorism financing.
3. The Government Resolution that assigns the name to the Reference Hospital in the
Municipality of Baucau
After analysis during the meeting of the Council of Ministers of June 7th, 2016, the Council of Ministers
assigned to the Regional Hospital of Baucau the name: the Regional Hospital Eduardo Ximenes, in
homage to the Eduardo Ximenes, a nurse, political activist and martyr of the national liberation struggle.
4. Decree-law on the 1st Amendment to Decree-Law N. 7/2014, of April 12th, on the Statute of
the Military of the Armed Forces
This first amendment to the Decree-law approved at the meeting of the Council of Ministers on July 16th,
2013 focuses on the renewal of the mandate of the Chief of Staff, which up to now was limited to two
mandates. With this approval, provisionally and exceptionally, the mandate may be renewed for a third
5. Technical Agreement on "Smallholder cattle enterprise development in Timor-Leste"
The Council of Ministers approved the technical agreement between the Ministry of Agriculture and
Fisheries (MAP) and the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research, related to the
Memorandum of Understanding on technical cooperation signed with Australia in 2003. This five-year
agreement aims to increase the incomes of cattle producers and market intermediaries in Timor-Leste.
The University of Queensland (Australia), MAF, National University of Timor-Lorosa'e and the University
of Mataram (Indonesia) are involved in this project.