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Australia has a strong interest in a prosperous and stable Timor-Leste.
Australia and Timor-Leste are close neighbours, with a shared history and strong people-to-people links. Australia has an enduring interest in a stable, peaceful and prosperous Timor-Leste. We remain Timor-Leste’s largest partner in aid and security. Many Australians are actively engaged with Timor-Leste through Australian state, territory and local governments, non-government organisations, the private sector, learning institutions and friendship groups.
Timor-Leste has made substantial progress in the twelve years since independence. Elections have been peaceful and transparent and the country is experiencing its longest ever period of stability.
As government institutions mature, Timor-Leste continues to take ownership of its development agenda. The Government is implementing its own 20-year Strategic Development Plan 2011-2030 (SDP), which outlines its vision for using its petroleum revenues to develop the economy and alleviate poverty.