Dharamshala: Sikyong Penpa Tsering of the Central Tibetan Administration today extended his deep sadness and condolence at the demise of former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright who passed away on Wednesday at the age of 84.
“With great sadness, I learned of the passing of your beloved mother, former US Secretary of State, Madeleine K. Albright. On behalf of the Central Tibetan Administration and the Tibetan people, I offer our deepest condolences to you, your family, and the people of the United States,” writes Sikyong in the condolence letter.
“This immense sense of loss in her passing is felt deeply by the Tibetan people whose cause she advocated just as she did for the human rights and freedom of millions around the globe. She was the first US Secretary of State to appoint the US Special Coordinator for Tibetan Issues, a crucial designation that leads US efforts and assistance in resolving the Sino-Tibet conflict. We remain eternally grateful for her leadership and support,” he concluded and furthermore offered hope in realising the former Secretary of State’s dream for democratic and peaceful world which had been her lifelong service.