SUPREME RULER OF TIBET THE DALAI LAMA CONGRATULATES PRESIDENT-ELECT OF TAIWAN
Supreme Ruler of Tibet, The Dalai Lama sent a letter congratulating Ms.Tsai Ing-wen, President-elect of Taiwan. The Dalai Lama expressed hope that elections held in Taiwan will pave way for Democracy, Peace, and Freedom in the world.
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HIS HOLINESS THE DALAI LAMA CONGRATULATES TAIWANESE PRESIDENT-ELECT
January 18, 2016
By Staff Writer
January 17th 2016
Thekchen Chöling, Dharamsala, HP, India, 17 January 2016 – In a letter to Ms Tsai Ing-wen, President-Elect of Taiwan, His Holiness the Dalai Lama congratulated her on her remarkable victory in the Presidential election. He wrote:
“It is indeed encouraging to see how firmly rooted democracy has become in Taiwan. It is a model and source of inspiration to those who aspire for freedom and accountable leadership. As someone dedicated to promoting democracy, I salute what the people of Taiwan have accomplished.”
He added that during his visits to Taiwan, including that in 2009 when he met Ms Tsai Ing-wen, he was able to see for himself the progress the people of Taiwan have made in the fields of economics and education. Noting that business and trade are areas in which successful links have been established with mainland China, he wrote:
“It is important that such links should grow and be extended to include increased people to people exchanges.”
He ended by wishing Ms Tsai Ing-wen every success in meeting the many challenges ahead.
His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s speech at Long Life Prayer Offering on 3 November 2015 Happy 80th Birthday Your Holiness the Great 14th Dalai Lama!
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