Visit by a United States Congressional Delegation and welcome dinner hosted by the Chief Negotiator (28 July 2019, Dili, Timor-Leste)

Tuesday 29th June, 2021

On 28 July 2019, the Chief Negotiator and President of the Organising Committee for the Celebrations of the 20th Anniversary of the Referendum, Kay Rala Xanana Gusmão, hosted a welcome dinner to the United States Congressional Delegation visiting Timor-Leste. This is the second visit by United States Members of Congress to Timor-Leste, after the first one in 2015. The United States Congress was always a strong supporter of the independence movement in Timor-Leste, as well as of the rights of Timor-Leste in finding a fair and peaceful solution to the issue of maritime boundary delimitation in accordance with international law.

Chief Negotiator with Congressman David Ciciline of Rhode Island