NAIA Terminal 1, Pasay City
November 8, 2023

President José Ramos-Horta of the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste commences his four-day State Visit to the Philippines as he and his delegation arrive at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) Terminal 1in Pasay City on November 8, 2023.

The Timorese President is in the country beginning today until the 11th of November for a series of activities that are geared towards further strengthening the ties between the Philippines and Timor-Leste.

President Ramos-Horta is expected to hold a bilateral meeting with President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. to discuss various areas of cooperation in terms of political, technical, educational and economic partnerships.

During a meeting at the sidelines of the 42nd Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit in Indonesia last May 2023, President Marcos Jr. expressed support for Timor-Leste towards becoming a full-pledged member of the regional bloc, saying that the Philippines has always been supportive and a partner to the said country.