East Timor–United States relations

East Timor–United States relations

East Timor – United States relations
Map indicating locations of East Timor and USA


United States

East Timor-United States relations are bilateral relations between East Timor and the United States. Judith Fergin is the current U.S. ambassador to East Timor.


  • History 1
  • Aid 2
    • Political Process Development 2.1
  • See also 3
  • Notes 4
  • References 5
    • Major Sources 5.1
  • External links 6


Timor-Leste maintains an embassy in Washington, D.C., as well as a Permanent Mission in New York City at the United Nations. The United States has a large bilateral development assistance program, $20.6 million in 2007, and also contributes funds as a major member of a number of multilateral agencies such as the Asian Development Bank and the World Bank. The U.S. Peace Corps has operated in Timor-Leste since 2002, but it suspended operations in May 2006 due to unrest and instability.

The U.S. embassy in Timor-Leste is located at Praia de Coquieros, Dili. Henry M. Rector is the Deputy Chief of Mission. Mark Anthony White is the USAID Mission Director. Roberto Quiroz is the Political/Economic/Commercial Affairs Officer. Major Ron Sargent is the U.S. Department of Defense Representative.


Political Process Development

USAID began supporting the development of effective democratic electoral and political processes in Timor-Leste in 1999.[1] Between 2001 and 2008, USAID gave $2,215,997 to International Foundation for Electoral Systems(IFES), $3,619,134 to the International Republican Institute(IRI), and $3,728,490 to the National Democratic Institute(NDI).[1] This money supported IFES in developing electoral framework and process, IRI in developing political parties, and NDI on increasing citizen participation and local governance.[1]

See also


  1. ^ a b c "Executive Summary" and "Background" in ELECTIONS AND POLITICAL PROCESSES pp 1-6


 This article incorporates public domain material from websites or documents of the United States Department of State (Background Notes).

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Major Sources

External links

  • History of Timor Leste - U.S. relations
  • Embassy of the United States Dili, Timor-Leste