DHARAMSHALA: Sikyong Dr Lobsang Sangay today congratulated the US President-elect Donald Trump on his election victory.
“On behalf of the Central Tibetan Administration and the Tibetan people, I would like to congratulate you and your party’s victory in the US presidential election and wish you the best for your new responsibility as the president of the great nation of United States of America,” Sikyong wrote in his congratulatory letter.
“I am grateful for the people and Government of USA for hosting the Tibetan spiritual leader His Holiness the Dalai Lama, at the White House on many occasions,” he added.
“Tibetan people are immensely grateful to the US for applauding and supporting Middle-way approach and encouraging dialogue between the Dalai Lama and Chinese authorities to lower tensions and resolve our differences.”
“As you have promised in your victory speech, “to deal fairly with everyone” in the world community while keeping the national interest at front, we appeal to you and your Administration to use your good offices to continue your support for the peaceful resolution of the Tibetan issue through dialogue,” Sikyong wrote.
Donald J Trump, the 70-year-old Republican nominee, was elected the 45th president of the United States after securing 288 electoral votes over Clinton’s 218.