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9 October 2023
On 29 August 2023, the Council of Ministers approved the calendar for preparation of the 2024 General State Budget (GSB), as presented by the Minister for Finance. On 12 September, the Government began its budget discussion (Jornada Orsamentais), and Fundasaun Mahein (FM) received an invitation to participate in this event. According to the calendar published by the Council of Ministers, the proposed budget law will be submitted to the National Parliament on 15 November.
Therefore, FM would like to share our observations with the National Parliament and Government on priorities related to the defence, security and foreign affairs sectors which we believe should be incorporated into the 2024 GSB. This includes priorities for state institutions such as the Ministry of Defence, FALINTIL-Defence Forces of Timor-Leste (F-FDTL), Ministry of Interior, Timor-Leste National Police (PNTL), National Intelligence Service (SNI), Scientific and Criminal Investigation Police (PCIC), and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation (MNEC). Under the scope of the budget discussion, FM has presented this report to Committee B of the National Parliament during its meeting with the Committee on 20 September 2023.
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