East Asian heads of state are congratulating President Bush on his re-election.
In addition to praise received from the leaders of Australia and China, South Korean President Roh Moo-hyun on Thursday sent a message to Mr. Bush encouraging the United States to keep working to secure peace on the Korean Peninsula.
Taiwan's President Chen Shui-bian offered congratulations and reiterated the island's willingness to cooperate in maintaining peace and stability in Asia.
Philippines President Gloria Arroyo said her country stands behind America in defending freedom, collective security and the rule of law everywhere.
Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi said he hopes Mr. Bush's re-election will lead to an even closer relationship with the United States.
Thai Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra said Mr. Bush's re-election may help speed up finalizing of a U.S.-Thai free trade agreement.