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Congratulating Alexander Stubb President-Elect of Finland

Thekchen Chöling, Dharamsala, HP, India – His Holiness the Dalai Lama has written to Alexander Stubb to congratulate him on having been elected the next President of Finland.

“It has been an honour for me to have been able to visit your beautiful country several times over the years,” he wrote. “I deeply appreciate that on those occasions Finnish people from all walks of life have shown keen interest in what I had to say about developing love and compassion, cultivating an appreciation of the oneness of humanity and acknowledging the importance of inter-religious harmony.

“It is very sad that in various parts of the world today many people are suffering in violent conflicts. As an avowed campaigner for a world free from violence and weapons, it has been my earnest hope that the international community would make concerted efforts to resolve conflicts through dialogue and diplomacy and so contribute to the creation of a more peaceful and compassionate world.”

His Holiness concluded, “May I wish you every success in meeting the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead in fulfilling the hopes and aspirations of the people of Finland.”