The President of the National Parliament, Aaron Noah de Jesus da Costa Amaral, accompanied by his Vice Presidents and the Secretary of the Bureau, held a meeting with the United States Ambassador to East Timor, Kathleen M. Fitzpatrick, and his team, on June 4, 2019, in the Office of the President of the National Parliament.

The purpose of the meeting was the presentation by the Ambassador of two speakers from the House Democracy Partnership of the United States of America, one from the Democratic Party and one from the Republican Party.

Speakers will share their experience with the members of the National Parliament of Timor-Leste at a seminar to be held on June 7, 2019 in the National Parliament.

At this meeting, the President of the National Parliament thanked and appreciated the support of the International Republican Institute (IRI) to fortify relations between Timor-Leste and the United States of America.

Following the meeting with the President of the National Parliament, the Ambassador and her team also met with the Secretary-General and the Deputy Secretary-General of the National Parliament and discussed the necessary support of the General Secretariat during the upcoming Seminar in the National Parliament.