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Congratulating the New Prime Minister of the United Kingdom | The 14th Dalai Lama

Congratulating the New Prime Minister of the United Kingdom | The 14th Dalai Lama

New York, USA – His Holiness the Dalai Lama has written to Sir Keir Starmer to offer him congratulations on his party’s victory in the recent elections and his appointment as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

“Today, the world is facing very challenging times”, he wrote. “It is my belief that the United Kingdom has the opportunity to make a significant contribution to peace and stability in our ever more interdependent world.

“During several visits to the United Kingdom I have appreciated the British public’s enthusiastic interest in my efforts to promote basic human values like warm-heartedness and inter-religious harmony. I have also been deeply touched by the affection and friendship shown to me by people from all walks of life.

“Historically, Tibetans have enjoyed a long and unique relationship with Great Britain and, over the years, many British people have shown strong support for the Tibetan people’s aspirations for freedom and dignity, for which I remain grateful.

“I wish you every success in fulfilling the aspirations of the people of the United Kingdom.”