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  • A Poet, Political Prisoner & Peoples’ Leader

    What do you want the world to know about Timor-Leste? We are in a process of building the state. The international community can trust that we will fulfill these expectations. We believe in our commitment...

  • A Place in the World

    Minister for Foreign Affairs Zacarias da Costa was appointed to his position in 2007. He previously served as a Member of Parliament and Leader of the Social Democratic Party Bench at the Parliament...

  • A ‘Permanant Partnership’

    What do you see as the future of U.S-Timor-Leste relations? We have coined a phrase, which we think describes the U.S - Timor-Leste relationship.We call it a ‘permanent partnership.’ We both share values and interests around the world...

  • Resilience Pays Off

    H. E. Agio Pereira is the Secretary of State for the Council of Ministers. A musician by training and career public servant, he is committed to a democratic Timor-Leste, reminding himself of the Buddhist saying in his office...

  • A Strengthening Friendship

    Ask sitting Congressmen to share their opinions of Timor-Leste after recently meeting parliamentary and civil society leaders, and these are their responses: "We all have a place in our hearts for Timor-Leste"...

  • Looking Back, Looking Forward

    Midway through what would become a long day of budget hearings as part of a transparency initiative, José Luís Guterres stood at the doorway, meeting and greeting concerned citizens in this capital city...

  • A Friend to the U.S., an Advocate for Timor-Leste

    Ask His Excellency, Ambassador Constâncio Pinto about his credentials: He may quietly rattle off a few foreign languages, talk about his book or his degrees from Brown and Columbia Universities...

  • Advocate for Peace and Progress

    On what should be a lazy Saturday, Milena Pires is hard at work. SheŐs up early, checking emails, responding to queries, writing reports, and preparing for a meeting over brunch at a hotel...

  • From Wall Street to Dili

    Sixteen years after joining the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Timor-Leste Country Director Mikiko Tanaka calls her latest assignment her most ŇgratifyingÓ one yet...

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