DHARAMSHALA: The Tibetan political leader or Sikyong, Dr. Lobsang Sangay, today congratulated German Chancellor Angela Merkel on winning the federal election, and thanked the long-standing support of Germany for the non-violent struggle of the Tibetan people.
Sikyong Dr Lobsang Sangay in the congratulatory letter to Chancellor Merkel said: “On behalf of the Tibetan people, I congratulate you on winning the German federal election and for securing a third consecutive term as the Chancellor. I wish you all the success in meeting the challenges in leading Germany forward during the next four years.
“The Central Tibetan Administration expresses its admiration on your formal meeting with His Holiness the Dalai Lama at the chancellory in September 2007. We also appreciate your deep concern for and your vocal opposition to human rights violations around the world. We welcome your statement calling for dialogue between the Government of China and the representatives of His Holiness the Dalai Lama in peacefully resolving the issue of Tibet.
“I also thank the people and government of Germany for their long-standing support for democracy and non-violent struggle of the Tibetan people. I look forward to your continued support for the issue of Tibet, under your leadership,” Sikyong wrote in the letter.