(KPL) Zacarias Albano da Costa (born 16 January 1964 in Remexio) is a East Timorese politician and diplomat.
On August 8, 2007, he became Minister of Foreign Affairs following the 2007 parliamentary election.
Before being appointed as Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste
, Minister da Costa was a Member of Parliament
of the Social Democratic Party
(PSD) Bench at the Parliament
In addition to his ministerial role, he is Chairman of the National Political Committee of PSD.
Professionally, Minister da Costa has worked with the Asian Development Bank
(ADB) for four years as Inter-Agency Coordinator and Project Administration and Implementation Specialist.
He was also a USAID Advisor on Private Sector Development Project and Head of Information Coordination and Monitoring Unit.