Washington, DC - The United States congratulates the people of Timor-Leste for participating in peaceful and credible national parliamentary elections on May 12. We commend the national election bodies for their management of the elections. We also appreciate the engagement of international and domestic observers, particularly those from Timorese civil society.

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 to deepen the strong ties between the United States and Timor-Leste.