His Holiness Congratulates New President of Costa Rica
Wednesday, 8 March 2006, 4:30 PM
|Dr. Oscar Arias Sanchez|
Dharamshala (TibetNet): His Holiness the Dalai Lama sent a congratulatory letter to Dr. Oscar Arias Sanchez for being elected the President of the Republic of Costa Rica.
In his letter to Dr. Oscar Arias Sanchez, His Holiness the Dalai Lama said, “I would like to convey to you my warm felicitations on your being elected the President of Costa Rica for the second time.”
“As the President of your nation you will also be able to promote more effectively your efforts towards disarmament and demilitarization in the world.”
Dr. Arias, 65, won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1987 for his work as a mediator to help end the civil wars that wracked Central America in the 1980s.
Dr. Arias will take office on 8 May, replacing current president Abel Pacheco.
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