Ramos-Horta to receive Order of Australia

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Former East Timor president Jose Ramos-Horta will receive one of Australia’s highest honours, in recognition of his work strengthening diplomatic ties between the two countries.

The now-special representative of the United Nations secretary-general is one of 13 foreigners named as recipients of honorary Order of Australia appointments.

Mr Ramos-Horta’s links to Australia, humanitarian efforts and recent key role aiding Australia’s successful UN Security Council bid, were cited for his appointment as an honorary Companion in the Order of Australia (AC).

“Mr Ramos-Horta has made an enduring contribution to the development of people-to-people links between Australia and Timor-Leste,” Governor-General Quentin Bryce said in a statement on Monday.

He had dedicated most of his life advocating for peace and human rights, predominantly for Timor-Leste but also for causes around the world, she added.

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9 thoughts on “Ramos-Horta to receive Order of Australia

  1. Balibo 5

    Congratulations Dr Ramos Horta. We are very moved to see this announcement with a picture of you with the Balibo movie poster in the background – your support for the Balibo 5 case and fundamental human rights is inspirational.

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  2. Ivanildo Quirino do Nascimento

    Congratuations, Excellency.

    Every Prize that You receive the name of Timor- Leste grows around the World. And all of us feels proud for your victories. Your wisdom and intense dedication to contribute with the peace and your commitment to make a better would is a exemple. All the best always.

    Cordially

    Ivanildo Quirino
    Honorary Consul Of Mexico in Timor- Lste

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  3. Frank James

    Jose Ramos-Horta you remain an inspiration to young people all over the world. Thank you for inspiring my own children to believe that peace and friendship are the most powerful tool there are for acting in the world.

    Peace be with you my friend.

    Frank James MD

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  4. bonifacio Belo

    HE. Mr.Dr.Jose Ramos Horta, The SRSG in Guine Bissau
    I am very happy and proud on the recognition of the Australian Government over your work strengthening diplomatic ties between the two countries and enduring contribution to the development of people-to-people links between Australia and Timor-Leste,and its dedicated most of his life, advocating for peace and human rights, predominantly for Timor-Leste but also for causes around the world.
    Congratulations

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  5. Barry Johnson

    Congratulations and very best wishes on receiving the ‘Order of Australia’.
    Just lovely to see your dedication and work recognised by Australia.

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  6. Rhonda Palmer

    CONGRATULATIONS!!! …Ah the beautiful delicious irony of life! All best wishes to a good man and his good cause!

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  7. Nigel Mannock

    Dear Sir,

    Best wishes on an this recognition. You are an inspiration to all who have worked in TL and all who work in the cause of human rights and justice everywhere. It has been an honour and a pleasure to support human rights in TL following your example.

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