DILI, 18 january, 2021 (TAOTLI)—European Union (EU) is ready to provides the supports to Timor-Leste to increase the capacity and ability of the training  in the development of Timor-Leste economy.

The Commitment on providing the assistance is made during the UE Ambassador Andrew Jacob meeting with the Secretary of the State  vocational training and employment (SEPFOPE), Alarico do Rosário today (18/01).

“We met to discuss about the support that will be provided by the EU to the Government of Timor-Leste over SEPFOPE in the context of professional training,” Ambassador Andrew Jacob said after the meeting today at the Office of SEPFOPE.

During his interaction with Mr Rosario, Jacob expressed the EU desire to deepen bilateral relations by saying that the EU has noted the human resources training sector is very important for the country’s economic progress.

At the same time, Alarico do Rosário said, EU is committed to support SEPFOPE to strengthening the capacity and ability of Timorese.

“EU Embassy has focused more on the opportunity to provide the support in the professional training areas,” he said.

Mr Rosário has introduced the whole training center within Timor-Leste and the plan establish for the professional training.

 “We are willing to cooperate with the European Union in any areas that they are committed to support,” he said.

EU begin to prepare the program for new cooperation with the Government of Timor-Leste for the period of 2021 to 2027,  which emphasized the  potential sector to develop the country economy.

This year, EU has presented the cooperation program to the government of Timor-Leste that will be aligned with the program of government to develop and recover the economy amid covid-19.

UE has provided $110 million for Timor-Leste in its support, on 17 of jully the partners has transferred $7.6 million to the government account, to support the state general budget (OJE 2020) emphasized three principals activities, such as Management of Public Finance, Nutrition and Decentralization.

Journalist: Florêncio Miranda Ximenes

Editor: Julia Chatarina

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