GX Foundation Chairman, Mr. LEUNG Chun-ying, and CEO, Prof. Emily CHAN Ying-yang finished their 4-day site exploration visit to East Timor on 4 December. The two of them, accompanied by the Chinese Ambassador to Timor-Leste, Ms. WANG Wen-li, had meetings with the President of East Timor, Mr. José RAMOS-HORTA; Prime Minister of East Timor, Mr. Xanana GUSMÃO; Deputy Prime Ministers of East Timor and President of the National Parliament. They had meaningful exchanges and reached a consensus on launching humanitarian project in the field of public health in the country.
Furthermore, the two also met with the Minister of Health, Ms. Élia AMARAL; and the local representative of the WHO, to learn about the local medical and public health situation. To better understand the local healthcare conditions, they carried out investigations at a regional hospital (1 of the 6 major hospitals in the country) , which is three hours away from the capital.
On 23 September 2023, Prime Minister of Timor-Leste, Xanana GUSMÃO, met with President XI Jin-ping to exchange their views on China-East Timor relations, as well as on international and regional issues of common concern. Both parties agreed to elevate their bilateral relationship to a comprehensive strategic partnership.