“We Are Ready To Join ASEAN”: José Ramos-Horta, Timor-Leste President | In Conversation

Timor-Leste is a small nation of just 1.3 million people. In its territorial waters lies an untapped gas field worth billions of dollars that bigger countries like China and Australia have their eye on. Recently, Timor-Leste signed four economic deals with Beijing, a move that worries Canberra. A tough choice for Timor-Leste? How has the country progressed since its independence just 20 years ago? And will joining ASEAN really benefit their population? Their President, José Ramos-Horta, tells Lin Xue Ling in In Conversation.

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