Office of the Spokesperson
May 18, 2012
On May 20, the United States and Timor-Leste commemorate the tenth anniversary of diplomatic relations. The United States and Timor-Leste have enjoyed an enduring partnership based on shared values that dates to Timor-Leste’s independence ten years ago. Together we advance human rights and democracy in Timor-Leste and around the world. We build strong foundations for Timor-Leste’s future as a stable, peaceful, and prosperous democracy. The United States is committed to deepening this partnership into the next decade and beyond.
Over a dozen U.S. agencies have provided more than $350 million in assistance to Timor-Leste since 2000. The United States also supports Timor-Leste through contributions for the United Nations peacekeeping mission and to international financial institutions, including the Asian Development Bank and the World Bank. MORE