India and Timor Leste on April 11, 2018 signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in the field of public health to extend affordable healthcare to the people of the Southeast Asian nation. The MoU was signed during Minister of state for social justice and empowerment Krishan Pal Gurjar’s a four-day visit to Timor Leste.
1. Under the MoU, India has offered to share its expertise in matching information technology with healthcare through tele-medicine.
2. The two nations have also agreed to have enhanced interaction through bilateral institutional mechanisms to further strengthen the existing friendly ties between the two countries.
3. Timor Leste expressed great desire to expand cooperation in building infrastructure, education and maritime sectors.
4. It also brought up its desire to join the Association of Southeast Asian Nations as a member state.
5. India has also conveyed its intent to partner with the country in its socio-economic development.