On behalf of President Obama and the people of the United States, I am delighted to send best wishes to the people of the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste as you celebrate the Restoration of Independence Day this May 20. Your democratic transformation serves as an inspiration to the international community.
The United States and Timor-Leste are bound together by mutual respect and shared interests. We are committed to strengthening and deepening this partnership to promote democracy, freedom, and human rights around the world. As you continue to develop, know that the United States stands with you and we send our best wishes for a future of peace, liberty, and prosperity.
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