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His Holiness the Dalai Lama Congratulates Aung San Suu Kyi on Victory in Myanmar’s General Election

By Dalai Lama  •  November 14, 2015
Delhi, India, 13 November 2015 – Writing to fellow Nobel Peace Laureate, Aung San Suu Kyi to congratulate her on her party’s remarkable victory in the general elections in Myanmar, His Holiness the Dalai Lama wrote:

“It is a reflection of the people’s confidence that you will be able to help them fulfill their hopes and aspirations.

“These elections are a historic milestone for Myanmar. There is immense goodwill and worldwide support for this flowering of democracy in Myanmar. I am confident that all interested parties will make the most of this opportunity in a spirit of peace and reconciliation.”

He also reminded her that when the two of them had met previously, they had discussed some of the problems facing Myanmar, including the situation of the Muslims. He added:

“As a fellow Buddhist, may I again alert you to the need to reach out to all sections of society. There is a need to build closer inter-religious relations among the whole population. This will not only earn the world’s goodwill and respect, but is also the proper and realistic way to take the country forward. Above all, I feel it is in the best interest of Myanmar.”

His Holiness ended by expressing appreciation of Aung San Suu Kyi’s friendship, wishing her good health and the strength in meeting the many challenges that lie ahead in securing the development of Myanmar and the flourishing of its people.

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This post is in: 2015 Burma Elections, Press Release

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