Washington,DC 3 November 2009
Ambassador Attended the Joint Congressional Session where Chancellor Angela Merkel addressed the US Congress,members of the government, foreign diplomats and other dignitaries.
In her address Chancellor higlinted her past experiences in her hometown Eastern Germany under the Soviet Union Control during the cold war, the fall of Berlin Wall, the fight against terrorism and the global effort to combat climate change, and non-proliferation of nuclear arms. On climate change, Chancellor appealed to the United States to join the European Union and others to agree on a comprehensive framework in Copenhagen Climate Change meeting on how to collectively tackle Climate.
- H.E. Ambassador Constancio Pinto currently is the Minister for Commerce,Industry and Environment, prior to this post, Ambassador Pinto served as the Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs and Cooperation and Vice-Minister of Commerce, Industry and Environment of Timor-Leste. He served as Ambassador of Timor-Leste to the United States of America ( Nov. 2009 - August 2012) and to Mexico and Canada from (2011-2012); a leader of Timorese Resistance and author of East Timor Unfinished Struggle.