May 20: President Ramos-Horta Address to Parliament

May 20: President Ramos-Horta Address to Parliament

On May 20, 2022, newly elected President José Ramos-Horta addressed the Parliament of Timor-Leste. The President addressed the challenges of building a pluralistic democracy after decades of violence under the occupation. The Constitution, he says, lays the foundation for the evolving State, and for peace in the nation.

Ch7 News (Aus): Ramos-Horta becomes East Timor president

Ch7 News (Aus): Ramos-Horta becomes East Timor president

Former East Timor independence fighter and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Jose Ramos-Horta has been sworn in as president as the country marks its 20th anniversary of independence. Crowds cheered as he then travelled by motorcade to parliament, where a ceremony kicked off...

May 20: President of Portugal Address to Timor-Leste Parliament

May 20: President of Portugal Address to Timor-Leste Parliament

The President of Portugal, Mr. Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, addressed the Parliament of Timor-Leste today, on the 20th anniversary of the Restoration of Timor-Leste's independence.  Addressing President Ramos-Horta, President de Sousa said that it was an honor to be...

Ramos-Horta Sworn Into Office, 19 May 2020

Ramos-Horta Sworn Into Office, 19 May 2020

On 19 May, 2020, Nobel Peace Prize laureate José Ramos-Horta was sworn into the office of President, Timor-Leste. In his inaugural speech, delivered in four languages, the newly sworn in President called for national unity between rival parties, saying that he would...

Ramos-Horta Inaugural Speech: English Text

Ramos-Horta Inaugural Speech: English Text

Excelências, Presidente do Parlamento Nacional; Primeiro-Ministro; Presidente do Tribunal de Recurso; Procurador Geral da República; Excelências, Presidente de Portugal, Prof. Dr. Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa; Governador-Geral da Austrália, David Hurley; Primeiro-Ministro...