U.S. Ambassador Fergin Honors 2012 Fulbright and Fulbright-SERN Scholarships Recipients
May 10, 2012
U.S. Ambassador Judith Fergin held a reception in honor of the seven outstanding Timorese 2012 Fulbright and Fulbright-SERN Scholarships recipients. In her remarks, Ambassador Fergin acknowledged the generosity of the Government of Timor-Leste, the Secretary of State for Natural Resources (SERN), the National Petroleum Authority (ANP), and the Bayu-Undan consortium led by ConocoPhillips. “Their decision to fund a significant expansion of the Fulbright program for Timorese students and scholars marks the beginning of a bright new phase for graduate education here. It also inaugurates an expansion of the friendship between Timor-Leste and the United States that the educational exchanges will foster.” Secretary of State for Natural Resources Alfredo Pires, Timor-Leste Ambassador to the U.S. Constâncio Pinto, and a Representative of the Ministry of Finance also attended the event.