Congratulating the President of South Africa on Election Victory

May 12, 2019

Chöling, Dharamsala, India – His Holiness the Dalai Lama wrote to Cyril Ramaphosa today to congratulate him on his party’s victory in recent national elections.

“South Africa has great potential for development and prosperity,” His Holiness observed. “The people of South Africa have worked hard to promote peace, democracy, and equality, in the spirit of truth and reconciliation. I’m hopeful that under your leadership the country will continue to progress, particularly in improving the lives of the less privileged. It is important to instil optimism and hope among your people, and will also inspire people of other nations.”

He ended by wishing Mr Ramaphosa every success in meeting the challenges that lie ahead and in fulfilling the hopes and aspirations of the people of South Africa.