Thank you Madam Chair,
Since this is my very first time attending this meeting, first of all, please allow me, on behalf of Timor-Leste, to congratulate your nomination to chair this important meeting and we wish you, under your leadership, the second resumed 9th session of IRG meeting will be implemented successfully and reach its objectives.
I would like also to take this opportunity, to express our sincere gratitude to the UNODC and the Secretariat of IRG, who has been working tirelessly to prepare this very important event, especially to facilitate our country to attend this meeting.
Madam Chair, Distinguished Delegates, Panelists, Ladies, and Gentlemen,
Timor-Leste has completed the implementation of the first cycle review. The progress implementation of the recommendations had already reported to the 7th UNCAC IRG meeting on 20-24 June 2016, by our representative from Timor-Leste. I would like to reemphasize that as a country, we are aware of the importan