On Friday 19 May 2017, following the departure of the Governor-General, General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC (Retd) from Australia on a visit to the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste, the proclamation assuming the Administration of the Government of Australia was signed by the Governor of Queensland, His Excellency the Honourable Paul de Jersey AC.
Afterwards, at Presidente Nicolau International Airport, Dili, the Governor-General, as guest of the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, His Excellency Mr Hernâni Coelho, attended a welcome ceremony.
Later, at the Australian Ambassador’s residence, Dili, the Governor-General, as guest of the Australian Ambassador to the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste, His Excellency Mr Peter Doyle, and Mrs Jennifer Lee, attended a reception with Australian Embassy staff.
In the evening, at the Presidential Palace, Dili, the Governor-General, as guest of the President of the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste, His Excellency Taur Matan Ruak, and Her Excellency First Lady Mrs Isabel da Costa Ferreira, attended an official dinner.
Afterwards, at Tasi Tolu, Dili, the Governor-General, attended the Presidential Inauguration Ceremony for His Excellency Francisco Guterres Lύ Olo.