• Both countries agreed on the establishment of diplomatic relations in accordance with the joint statement signed in the Timorese capital Dili in April 2006, during the visit of the former Assistant Foreign Minister for Asian Affairs.
  • Egypt has contributed with a force of 17 police officers deployed within  the UN peacekeeping forces in Timor-L'Este, to help in stabilizing and calming the internal situation there.
  • Al-Azhar offers 5 scholarships for students of East Timor, in addition to sending Imams to teach there.