Ramos Horta: Easier to enter heaven than to join ASEAN

Jose Ramos-Horta
President of Timor Leste Jose Ramos-Horta. (IO/Dumaz Artadi)

During his visit, President Ramos Horta also expressed his hope that his country can join ASEAN during Indonesia’s chairmanship in 2023. He also mentioned this during his press statement with President Joko Widodo at the Bogor Presidential Palace, Tuesday (19/7).

“Indonesia remains committed to Timor Leste’s membership in ASEAN and strengthening our economic cooperation,” he added.

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“We discussed various bilateral cooperation in an open and friendly manner, and the commitment to strengthening economic cooperation became the focus of the discussion,” said President Jokowi at the joint press statement. (Irv)