The United States congratulates the people of Timor-Leste for holding peaceful national parliamentary elections on July 22. This achievement represents another major milestone in Timor-Leste’s young democracy. We applaud all political parties for their participation and look forward to working with the new government.
We commend Timor-Leste’s national election bodies for leading an electoral process that was well-managed, credible, and accountable to the people. The United States also appreciates the robust engagement of domestic and international observers during the elections.
Timor-Leste and the United States share many values and principles, and we look forward to deepening our partnership.