Dalai Lama congratulated Tsai Ing-wen on her re-election as President of Taiwan

Dharamshala: His Holiness the Dalai Lama have congratulated Tsai Ing-wen on her re-election as President of Taiwan, expressing confidence that under her continued leadership she will be able to make further strides in bringing peace and prosperity to the people of Taiwan.

Dalai Lama wrote in his message , “I fondly recollect my three visits to Taiwan which provided me an opportunity to visit and interact with the people. I have warm memories of the enthusiastic welcome I received and am continuously inspired by the strong devotion Taiwanese Buddhists have shown towards their faith. As a Buddhist monk, I try my best to fulfill as much as I can their desire for teachings and to provide them the necessary spiritual guidance.”

“As someone devoted to fundamental democratic values, I would like to commend the Taiwanese people for not only achieving a flourishing robust democracy but for the achievements made in the economic and educational fields and in the preservation of their rich traditional culture.”

The Tibetan leader added , “As complicated and difficult as Taiwan’s relationship with the People’s Republic of China is, I feel it is important that the two enjoy good relations, including through expanding people to people exchange.

Central Tibetan Administration President Dr Lobsang Sangay, have also congratulated Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen .

In his message, the President expressed his admiration for Tsai Ing-wen’s extraordinary leadership in advancing freedom, equality and defending democracy in Taiwan, adding that her re-election is a stirring reminder of the power of people’s conviction and faith in democracy.

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