President Obama: I congratulate Taur Matan Ruak on his victory in Timor-Leste’s presidential election and the people of Timor-Leste for successfully participating in a peaceful, free, and transparent election. I also recognize with deep appreciation President José Ramos Horta for his close friendship with the United States during his presidency, and look forward to continuing that productive relationship with Taur Matan Ruak.
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