Australia and Timor-Leste have three treaties between them that govern maritime arrangements in the Timor Sea. The treaties allow for the exploration and exploitation of petroleum resources for the benefit of both countries.
His Excellency Xanana Gusmão will discuss the current state of relationships between Timor-Leste and Australia.
- Tuesday 26 April 2016
- 6.15 pm to 8 pm.
- Tim Winton
Over the past decade, there have at times been tensions over the question of maritime boundaries and jurisdiction agreed after Timor-Leste became independent in 2006. In 2016, this continues to impact on Timor-Leste sovereignty, revenue for its people, the opportunity to make provision for its future, and its desire to control its own resources in the 21st century.
In this exclusive public Timor-Leste’s first elected President, His Excellency Xanana Gusmão will discuss the current state of relationships between the two countries and explain why he believes that better access to oil and gas reserves in the Timor Sea will help the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste accomplish full sovereignty.