Katherine MLA Sandra Nelson will be part of a delegation to the NT's near neighbour, Timor-Leste, leaving today to sign a three year partnership agreement.
Jetting off with Chief Minister Michael Gunner, Minister Fyles, Minister Lawler and Minister Kirby, they will be attending the Bi-Lateral meeting where a new three year Strategic Partnership Agreement will be signed.
The Agreement recognises and reinforces the strong relationship that exists between the Northern Territory and Timor-Leste.
"The Northern Territory and Timor-Leste maintain a unique and close relationship based on economic, strategic and cultural ties," Mr Gunner said.
"Today's Bi-Lateral meeting will further strengthen the Territory's relationship with Timor-Lester and further promote our ever growing sectors such as vocational education, agriculture, and tourism."
The trip will include a visit to Timor-Leste's Centre of Disease Control with the Vice-Minister for Health Ms Élia Antnio de Arajo dos Reis Amaral.
Local NT businesses operating in Timore-Leste will get the opportunity to speak with the government at a NT business roundtable.
Focusing on business, jobs, and health, the delegate will also meet with the agriculture and fisheries sector, including the Minister Mr Joaquim José Gusmo dos Reis Martins.
"This delegation to Timor-Leste strengthens cultural ties and opens new business, trade and investment opportunities," a NT Government spokesman said.
"The Northern Territory Government welcomes the signing of the Strategic Partnership Agreement and will work with Timor-Leste to identify strategic priorities and manage key projects together."
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