Dharamshala: Following Sikyong Penpa Tsering’s letter congratulating the new Prime Minister of Czech Republic in November 2021, the office of the Government of Czech Republic issued a letter on behalf of Czech Prime Minister Petr Fiala thanking Sikyong Penpa Tsering. The Prime Minister also emphasised the deep bond between the Tibetans and Czech Republic forged as a result of the lifelong friendship between His Holiness the Dalai Lama and former Czech President Vaclav Havel.
In the later dated 19 January 2022, the office of the Government of the Czech Republic wrote:
“On behalf of the prime minister of the Czech Republic, Petr Fiala, I would like to wholeheartedly thank you for your congratulatory letter sent on the occasion of his appointment.”
“The Prime Minister values very much the friendly bonds between our two peoples forged by the lifelong friendship of His Holiness the Dalai Lama and our former President Vaclav Havel. Our government is proud to follow the legacy of both statesmen based on promotion of our most cherished values of freedom, democracy, human rights, and the rule of law. In line with these principles, the new government is committed to deepen our cooperation with like minded democratic countries in the Indo Pacific region.”
“In your letter, you mentioned how our country has inspired the people of Tibet in its path towards freedom. We are very proud to bear this reputation and want to keep inspiring all those who want to fight peacefully for freedom and human rights as we know how long and difficult a fight for freedom can be.”
“Let me finish by wishing you health, energy, courage and persistence in these challenging times.”