CVTL Secretary General Meets with Timor-Leste’s Foreign Minister to Discuss Cross-Border Agreement

On June 10, 2024, Mr. Luis Pedro Pinto, Secretary General of the Cruz Vermelha de Timor-Leste (CVTL), met with His Excellency Mr. Bendito Freitas, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation of Timor-Leste. The primary focus of the meeting was to discuss the activities of CVTL and the Cross-Border Agreement between CVTL and the Indonesian Red Cross (PMI).

During the meeting, Mr. Pinto provided an overview of CVTL’s recent activities and initiatives. He highlighted the organization’s efforts in disaster response, health services, and community development, emphasizing the importance of these activities for the welfare of the Timorese people. The Secretary General also presented updates on ongoing projects and the impact of CVTL’s work on local communities.

A significant portion of the discussion centered on the Cross-Border Agreement with PMI. Mr. Pinto and Mr. Freitas explored ways the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation could support and enhance these cross-border activities. They examined potential areas for increased collaboration, including joint training programs, resource sharing, and coordinated response efforts for emergencies affecting both countries.

The meeting underscored the strong partnership between CVTL and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation. Both parties expressed their commitment to working together to improve cross-border humanitarian efforts and to ensure that the needs of vulnerable populations are met efficiently and effectively.

This engagement between CVTL and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation signifies a continued strengthening of their collaboration. The joint efforts discussed aim to enhance the capacity of both CVTL and PMI to respond to emergencies and to foster a more resilient and supportive environment for communities on both sides of the border.

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