|South Korea new president Park Geun-Hye (PHOTO AP)|
Tempo Semanal, 22/12/2012
East Timor President, Taur Matan Ruak, congratulate the new President of South Korea.
"On behalf of the State and people of Timor-Leste takes this timely opportunity to congratulate President-elect Madam Park Geun-Hye, her party (the New Frontier Party, known also as Saenuri) and the peoples of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea on this joyous occasion of the successful winning of the Republic’s recent Presidential Elections," stated in a press release from President office.
About 98 percent of votes counted, Park had won 51.6 percent to Moon's 47.9 percent, according to the state-run National Election Commission. Park is to take office in February when Lee ends his single five-year term.
"The election of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea’s first female President is a significant landmark and inspiration for all women leadership around the world as well as all citizens of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea.'
Park Geun-hye, daughter of a divisive military strongman from South Korea's authoritarian era, has been elected the country's first female president, a landmark win that could mean a new drive to start talks with rival North Korea.
East Timor President sait, "this is indeed a timely occasion and a Christmas gift for President-elect Madam Park Geun-Hye, her Party and the nation."
East Timor President also congratulate Moon Jae-in candidate from Democratic United Party, and other political parties who’ve contested fairly in these electoral processes.
Taur Matan Ruak also express his respect the out going President. ,"Our highest praises go additionally to outgoing-President Lee Myung-bak who has served his country well and has been a continued good friend to Timor-Leste throughout the years," said Matan ruak in his press statement.
East Timor and South Korea have stablished a very strong diplomatic and economy relations and Matan Ruak said, "My Presidency and the State of Timor-Leste look forward to working closely with the new administration in the coming days towards our common interests; of importance as always are in the people-to-people ties as well as in the areas of economic and security goals."