The Democratic Republic of East Timor or Timor-Leste is in Southeast Asia, located on the eastern half of the island of Timor, and on the adjacent islands Atauro and Jaco. It also includes the Oecusse, an exclave on the north-western side of the island, which is surrounded by the Indonesian West Timor. Australia is the country’s southern neighbour, separated by the Timor Sea.
East Timor declared its independence in 2002, making it one of the youngest countries in the world. For 250 years, however, it was once a Portuguese colony, hence the reason for Portuguese being one of its official languages.
Capital city: Dili
Official languages: Tetum, Portuguese
Local currency: American dollar (USD)
National motto: Unity, Action, Progress
Government: Unitary semi-presidential republic
Cooperation with AICAT:
Cooperation with AICAT began in 2015, with the encouragement and assistance of the Israeli Embassy in Singapore and in cooperation with the National University of East Timor.
There is no Israeli embassy in East Timor. Contact can be made through the Israeli Embassy in Singapore.