Soundings Papers: A maritime strategy for Timor-Leste

Soundings No. 20
Soundings No. 20

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1st LEUT Duarte Borges LOE

Timor-Leste, still commonly referred to as East Timor, is an island nation that gained independence in 2002. It is an island surrounded by a large maritime zone and the maritime environment has been accepted as an integral factor in Timor-Leste’s national identity in the post-independence period and a decisive element of national strategy. Timor-Leste as a maritime island nation, and in an integrated manner must consolidate maritime security for sustainable economic growth and national development.