Press Releases: The United States Congratulates Timor-Leste on Parliamentary Elections

Press Statement
Heather Nauert
Department Spokesperson
Washington, DC
July 24, 2017


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.


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