American Council of Young Political Leaders (ACYPL) exchange (13 May – 2 June 2018, USA)

Tuesday 29th June, 2021

Based on the Memorandum of Understanding agreed between ACYPL and the Timor-Leste Government, the MBO worked with ACYPL and the US Embassy in Dili to facilitate the first delegation from Timor-Leste to visit the United States on exchange program from 13 May to 2 June 2018.

The six delegates met with leaders from the federal, state and local government, as well as representatives from business and civil society. The delegation gained personal insights into the governmental systems of Washington D.C.; Massachusetts: Boston; Rhode Island: Providence, Central Falls, New Port; and Wyoming: Cheyenne.

The three weeks’ trip concluded with a Professional Fellows Congress, which involved young and inspiring leaders from more than 60 countries.

Looking at the old map of Dili with Mr. Ta-Moore in the Library of Congress of the Southeast Asian Collection in Washington D.C., 17 May 2018