The Force 2020 Office was created during the IV Constitutional Government in 2007. The main objective of the GF2020 is to conduct studies, research and evaluate the development of the strategic concept referred to in the Force 2020 Plan and was  published in January 2007. This Plan was led by Commander Navy  Donaciano Gomes, “Pedro Klamar Fuik”. This document presents a strategic vision and defence blueprint of the Government of Timor-Leste for the development of the F-FDTL, from 2007 to 2020. The Office of Force 2020 was led by Brigadier General Filomeno da Paixão de Jesus from 2007 to 2018. The Office has been supported by the advisors of Malaysia, Portugal  and  Australia.


Strategic Role of the Office of the Force 2020

The task force is to provide technical support to the superior structure of defense and F-FDTL, to develop and establish procedures necessary for the implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the Force 2020 strategic study.

The role of the GF2020 is to study, propose and implement measures needed to implement the Force 2020 Strategic Plan, the Strategic budget required for implementation and medium- and long-term planning, as well as to coordinate meetings and conferences in within the scope of the strategic study of the Force 2020, whole of government and international Research institutions.

The Force 2020 Office coordinates with the National Directorates to ensure that the necessary measures related to the study, planning and implementation of the Force 2020 Stategic Study are carried out consistently, prepares documents, draws up annual Force 2020 assessment reports, including monitoring, evalution and  implementation of the strategic study. Coordinates preparatory actions between the relevant services of the Ministry and the F-FDTL.

This Office supports the drafting of legislativ documents for the strategic planning of National Defense and to ensure joint work between the relevant defense services. Where necessary, the Force Chief of Staff advises the work of the sub working groups with permanent liaison with the Minister of Defense.

Important documents produced in GF2020:


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