Press Statement
John Kerry
Secretary of State
Washington, DC
May 20, 2013


The United States is particularly mindful of Timor-Leste’s inspirational transformation and engagement as you celebrate Restoration of Independence Day this May 20.

President Obama and the United States value the friendship between our two countries and we look forward to working together to strengthen our partnership.

As you continue to work toward creating a stronger and more prosperous Timor-Leste, always know that the United States stands with you and we send our best wishes for a bright future.



PRN: 2013/0613

[This is a mobile copy of Timor-Leste Restoration of Independence Day]