The Executive of Nine Constitutional Governments, Kay Rala Xanana Gusmao, met with the head of state of the popular Republic of China, Xi Jinping, and discussed the bilateral issue.
Xanana Gusmao and the delegations from Timor-Leste arrived at the State Guest House around 10:20 in a formal reception, and Chinese President Xi Jinping was waiting inside with his government bodies.
President Xi Jinping officially opened the meeting in Mandarin; later, Xanana Gusmao answered remarks in Portuguese.
Xanana Gusmao Deeply expresses the feelings of the Timorese people toward China, because China always stood together with this small country in the past, when the country was facing difficult moments in achieving independence. He also expressed some circumstances faced by Timor-Leste in the last decade.
“China always stood with us in a difficult moment when we were at war to get our independence.” Quote Xanana Gusmao in Weste Lake State Guest House, Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province, Saturday, September 23, 2023.
According to recent reports from the Portuguese news outlet Lusa, two memoranda are being strengthened in this meeting, focusing on economic, social, trade, and cultural exchange.
The first memorandum is about development agencies; the focus is on exchanging views on macroeconomics and development for the long term to promote social and economic
The second is about policies at the provincial level in Hunan, where Manatutu district policies set up cooperation to promote decentralization and municipality development.
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