His Excellency Abel Guterres
Abel Guterres is the Ambassador of Timor Leste to Australia. Ambassador Guterres previously held the role of Consul General for Timor-Leste in Sydney from 2002 to 2008. As Consul General, he played a leading role with laying the foundations for the many friendship cities especially in Victoria and New South Wales. During the struggle for the independence of Timor Leste, he was in Australia first as a refugee in 1975 and later as an Australian resident and citizen. Ambassador Guterres is an alumni of DTP’s 10th Annual Regional Human Rights Defenders Program in 2000.