Former Timor Leste President Dr Jose Ramos-Horta is invested by the Governor-General His Excellency General Sir Peter Cosgrove as an Honorary Companion of the Order of Australia at Admiralty House on Fathers Day in Sydney, Sunday, Sept. 7, 2014.
Former Timor Leste President Dr Jose Ramos-Horta is invested by the Governor-General His Excellency General Sir Peter Cosgrove as an Honorary Companion of the Order of Australia at Admiralty House on Fathers Day in Sydney, Sunday, Sept. 7, 2014. AAP Image - Tracey Nearmy

Ramos-Horta honoured for service to foreign relations

THE former President of Timor-Leste and leader of East Timor's independence movement was recognised for his service to foreign relations in Sydney on Sunday.

Governor-General Sir Peter Cosgrove at Kirribilli House gave Jose Ramos-Horta, an Honorary Companion of the Order of Australia.

The award was in recognition of Dr Ramos-Horta's "eminent service" to strengthening Australia and Timor-Leste relations and his "outstanding leadership" in bringing independence to Timor-Leste.

It was part of a three-day trip to Australia for the Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, where he also spoke on "preventing conflicts" and achieving peace at an international health conference in Sydney on Saturday. - APN NEWSDESK



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