Timor Leste hopes to be associated with M'sian Parliamentary Friend

KUALA LUMPUR (Oct 2, 2013): Timor Leste has expressed its wish to be associated with the Malaysian Parliamentary Friend to facilitate better cooperation between the two countries.

The hope was extended by Timor Leste Ambassador to Malaysia Jose Antonio Amorim Dias when he paid a courtesy call on Dewan Rakyat speaker Tan Sri Pandikar Amin Mulia at Parliament House here today.

"Amorim has expressed hope that the Malaysian Parliament will invite Timor Leste parliamentarians to Malaysia in an effort to strengthen the relationship between the two countries," Pandikar Amin told reporters here today.

Amorim also invited Malaysia to explore joint venture opportunities in Timor Leste, particularly in oil and gas and tourism industries.

The ambassador thanked Malaysia for the help extended during its turmoil and after its independence in 2002, said Pandikar Amin, adding that Amorim told him that the embassy here still kept a Proton Perdana donated by the Malaysian government as its official car. – Bernama