East Timor–United States relations

East Timor–United States relations

East Timor-United States relations are bilateral relations between East Timor and the United States. Hans G. Klemm is the U.S. Ambassador to East Timor.


Timor-Leste maintains an embassy in Washington, DC, as well as a Permanent Mission in New York 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 (scheduled) USAID Representative. Roberto Quiroz is the Political/Economic/Commercial Affairs Officer. Major Ron Sargent is the U.S. Department of Defense Representative.

See also

* Foreign relations of the United States
* Foreign relations of East Timor


* [http://www.state.gov/r/pa/ei/bgn/35878.htm]

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