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Saturday, 20 January, 2001, 14:12 GMT
World leaders welcome Arroyo
Mrs Arroyo is sworn in by Supreme Court chief justice
Mrs Arroyo has the backing of her Asian neighbours
Messages of support for the new Philippine leader, Gloria Arroyo, have been flowing in from all over the world.


Australia wishes President Arroyo every success in responding to the enormous challenges she now faces

Prime Minister John Howard
The American embassy in Manila welcomed Mrs Arroyo's appointment, saying it was "pleased that the presidential crisis in the Philippines has been resolved without violence and in accordance with democratic and constitutional procedures."

In its statement, the US embassy said it was looking forward to working with her in the future.

The country's Asian neighbours were also quick to welcome the vice-president's appointment as Philippine leader, pledging to work closely with her.

Co-operation

Japanese Foreign Minister Yohei Kono said his country expected Mrs Arroyo's government to be "launched smoothly".

"The government of Japan will continue to closely co-operate with the new government under President Arroyo."

The Malaysian Prime Minister Mahatir Mohamad - who is visiting Japan - said he was happy the leadership issue had been resolved.

"I am confident that new Philippine President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo will co-operate with Malaysia," he said.

In Bangkok, the Thai foreign ministry said Mr Estrada's ousting was in accordance with the democratic process and represented the will of the majority of the people.

The Thai government declared itself ready to work with the new administration in the Philippines.

Australian Prime Minister also gave his country's backing to Mrs Arroyo, describing her as an experienced political figure.

He wished her every success in restoring stability and direction to political life in the Philippines.

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