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    19 of August of 2018Government expresses condolences for the death of Kofi Annan
    Presidency of the Council of Ministers
    Eighth Constitutional Government
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    Press Release
    It was with deep consternation and sadness that the Government of the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste received the news of the death of Mr. Kofi Annan, former Secretary-General of the United Nations.
    Throughout his life, Kofi Annan distinguished himself as a committed and determined defender of peace and international dialogue, contributing with his efforts to end multiple conflicts that threatened international peace and security.
    The memory of Kofi Annan will forever be tied to the history of East Timor as he worked tirelessly for the international recognition of the right of self-determination of our People and, following the popular consultation that determined the independence of our Nation, laid the foundations on which the construction of the present Timorese State is based.
    For the Timorese People, the death of Kofi Annan represents the loss of a friend to whom, to a great extent, also owes our freedom and sovereignty. For this reason, the memory of Kofi Annan will forever be engraved on the heart of the Timorese.
    The Government of the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste associates with all those who feel the loss of Kofi Annan and presents, on its behalf of behalf of the entire Timorese People, their heartfelt condolences to the United Nations, represented in His Excellency, the Secretary-General, respectfully requesting that these condolences also be shown to the family of Kofi Annan, the Government and the People of Ghana. ENDS
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    15 of August of 2018National Holiday on the Occasion of the Commemoration of Idul Adha
    Presidency of the Council of Ministers
    Eighth Constitutional Government
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    Press Release
    National Holiday on the Occasion of the Commemoration of Idul Adha
    Law Nº 10/2005, of August 10, amended by Law Nº 3/2016, of May 25, establishes the legal regime of public holidays, official commemorative dates and tolerances.
    This law establishes, in nº1 of article 2, national holidays with a fixed date and in nº 2 of the same article, national holidays with a variable date, and determines that the setting, each year, of the specific date for variable national holidays, is to be made by a decree signed by the member of Government responsible, pursuant to nº3 of the same legal provision.
    As no decree was issued on the matter at the beginning of this year, it is necessary to comply with the provisions of Article 2 (3) and to define as a holiday the Idul Adha, whose date, considering the religious nature of the event this holiday is celebrating, was indicated by the Islamic Community Center of Timor-Leste.
    Thus, under the terms and for the purposes of nº 3 of article 2 of Law Nº 10/2005, of August 10, as amended by Law No. 3/2016, of May 25, the Government determines the following:
    Declares a national holiday on 22 August, the day of commemoration of the ldul Adha, a holiday of the Muslim religion.
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    02 of August of 2018Extraordinary Meeting of the Council of Ministers of August 2nd, 2018
    Approved:
    1 - Draft Law Proposal approving the State Budget
    2 - Deputy Chief of the General Staff of the Armed Forces
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    02 of August of 2018Meeting of the Council of Ministers of August 1st, 2018
    Approved:
    1 - Government resolution concerning the donation to the Republic of Indonesia because of the earthquake that occurred on the island of Lombok;

    2 - Government resolution concerning the donation to the Lao People's Democratic Republic because of the Attapeu dam accident;
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    24 of July of 2018Meeting of the Council of Ministers of July 24th, 2018
    Presidency of the Council of Ministers
    Eighth Constitutional Government
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    Press Release
    Meeting of the Council of Ministers of July 24th, 2018
    The Council of Ministers met at the Government Palace, in Díli, and approved the Decree-Law that approves the Organic Structure for the Eight Constitutional Government.
    The approved organic structure aims to encourage the improvement of service delivery to the public and expedite the State machine, without losing sight of objectives regarding efficiency, effectiveness and accountability.
    The Government is composed of the Prime Minister, the Minister of State, the Minister Coordinator, Ministers, Vice-Ministers and Secretaries of State, with the following structure:
    a)     Minister of State and of the Presidency of the Council of Ministers.
    b)     Minister Coordinator for Economic Affairs.
    c)     Minister for Legislative Reform and Parliamentary Affairs
    d)     Minister for Finance;
    e)     Minister for Foreign Affairs and Cooperation;
    f)       Minister of Justice;
    g)     Minister for State Administration;
    h)     Minister for Health;
    i)       Minister of Education, Youth and Sports
    j)       Minister of Higher Education, Science and Culture
    k)     Minister of Social Solidarity and Inclusion
    l)       Minister for the Affairs of Former Combatants of National Liberation
    m)   Minister for Planning and Strategic Investment;
    n)     Minister for Public Works;
    o)     Minister for Transport and Communication;
    p)     Minister for Tourism, Commerce and Industry;
    q)     Minister for Agriculture and Fisheries
    r)      Minister for Defence;
    s)     Minister of Interior;
    t)       Minister for Oil and Mineral Resources.
    To carry out their duties, some Ministers are assisted by Vice-Ministers and Secretaries of State:
    a)      The Minister Coordinator for Economic Affairs is assisted by the Secretary of State for Vocational Training and Employment, by the Secretary of State for Development of the Cooperative Sector and by Secretary of State for the Environment;
    b)      The Minister for Legislative Reform and Parliamentary Affairs is assisted by the Secretary of State for Social Communications;
    c)       The Minister for Finance is assisted by the Vice-Minister for Finance;
    d)      The Minister for Foreign Affairs and Cooperation is assisted by the Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs and Cooperation;
    e)      The Minister for Justice is assisted by the Vice-Minister for Justice and by the Secretary of State for Land and Property;
    f)        The Minister for State Administration is assisted by the Vice-Minister for State Administration;
    g)      The Minister for Health is assisted by the Vice-Minister for Primary Healthcare and by the Vice-Minister for the Strategic Development of Health;
    h)      The Minister for Education, Health and Sport is assisted by the Vice-Minister for Education, Youth and Sport and by the Secretary of State for Youth and Sport;
    i)        The Minister for Higher Education, Science and Culture is assisted by the Secretary of State for Art and Culture;
    j)        The Minister of Social Solidarity and Inclusion is assisted by the Vice-Minister for Social Solidarity;
    k)       The Minister for the Affairs of Former Combatants of National Liberation is assisted by the Secretary of State for the Affairs of Former Combatants of National Liberation;
    l)        The Minister for Public Works is assisted by the Vice-Minister for Public Works;
    m)    The Minister for Tourism, Commerce and Industry is assisted by the Vice-Minister for Tourism, Commerce and Industry;
    n)      The Minister for Agriculture and Fisheries is assisted by the Secretary of State for Fisheries;
    o)      The Minister of Interior is assisted by the Secretary of State for Civil Protection;
    The Secretary of State for Equality and Inclusion is directly dependant of the Prime Minister. END
     
     
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    20 of July of 2018Extraordinary Meeting of the Council of Ministers of July 20th, 2018
    Approved:
    1- Initial Financing Agreement between the Millennium Development Corporation and the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste

    2 - Nomination of Sérgio Hornai as candidate for the post of Commissioner of the Anti-Corruption Commission

    3 - Budget Maximum for 2018

    4 - VIII Constitutional Government Program
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    16 of July of 2018Extraordinary Meeting of the Council of Ministers of July 16th, 2018
    Analyzed:
    1- Strategic technical plan for the preparation of the General State Budget for 2018
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    13 of July of 2018Extraordinary Meeting of the Council of Ministers of July 13th, 2018
    Analyzed:
    1- Strategic technical plan for the preparation of the General State Budget for 2018

    Approved:
    1 - Government Decree regarding the 2nd amendment to Decree No. 1/2018, of January 12, on Budget Execution in the Duodecimal Regime

    2 - Temporary budget appropriations for the month of July 2018
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