The Timor-Leste Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai demonstrates the Government’s efforts in promoting the country’s potential

The Timor-Leste Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai demonstrates the Government’s efforts in promoting the country’s potential

(Image Tatoli/Jose Belarmino de Sa)

DUBAI, 17 october, 2021 ( TATOLI) – The Timor-Leste Pavilion at the Expo 2020 Dubai complex demonstrates the Government’s strong commitment to promoting the country’s potential to the world.


The Pavilion consists of Arts, Culture and Tradition areas with introductions that reveal what visitors need to know; geographical situation, history, and struggle of the people of Timor-Leste, Timor-Leste tourism, traditional musical instruments, national costumes of the thirteen municipalities, traditional art images, and traditional images of Timor-Leste.


Agricultural potential areas focus on the introduction of typical Timorese products, national brands and exported agricultural products, Timorese coffee culture, vanilla, and local rice. Timor Leste’s coffee production accounts for under 0.2% of the global coffee trade but remains in a unique and highly opportunistic position given its position as the largest single source organic coffee producer globally. The National Cooperative Business Association describes emerging coffee as “one of the best.


Natural resource potential area, revealing Timor-Leste’s main oil and gas resources, with a complete introduction.

Speaking at the Timor-Leste pavilion at the event, Minister of Trade and Tourism Investment (MTCI), Jose Lucas Do Carmo Da Silva said, “The Timor-Leste Pavilion demonstrates the Government’s commitment and solid efforts in promoting the country’s image and upholding cultural values. and Timorese creativity.

He added that the aim of Timor-Leste’s participation in Expo 2020 Dubai is to promote its natural resources and attract sustainable Investments and mutually beneficial partnerships around the world.

“Expo 2020 Dubai offers Timor-Leste an opportunity to promote the country’s resources for foreign investors to explore and at the same time introduce the country to the world,”

The Minister of Tourism Commerce and Industry (MTCI), Manuel Vong (Image Tatoli/Egas Cristovao)

General Coordinator of Expo 2020 Dubai, Manuel Vong said the Timor-Leste pavilion is a fundamental mechanism to encourage the private and public sectors to approach foreign investors to conduct investment activities in Timor-Leste to generate income to the country.

“The First World Exhibition was attended by 192 countries with their pavilions and Timor-Leste was also one of 192 countries attending this world-class event with the theme ‘conserving and utilizing our natural wealth for future generations,”

Choosing the main theme ‘conserving and utilizing our natural resources for future generations, The Timor-Leste Pavilion features images of natural resources in the interior along with a local product space, including landmarks of tourist attractions and art displays with images of local people with traditional costumes to promote the beauty, potential and development opportunities of the country.

Expo 2020 Dubai is being held in the Middle East, Africa, and South Asia (MEASA) region. The First World Expo was attended by 192 countries with their pavilions and the event was opened by the Secretary-General of the Bureau International des Expositions (BIE) Dimitri S. Kerkentzes.

The Expo launched virtually on September 30 with three million people watching the opening ceremony live.

It’s off to a great start, with Expo 2020 Dubai welcoming visitors from 175 nationalities with a further 411,768 ticketed visits between October 1-10.

Expo 2020 Dubai runs until March 2022, with a total of 200 pavilions for visitors to explore.



Journalist: José Belarmino De Sá

Editor: Nelia Borges Rosario


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