DHARAMSHALA: The Central Tibetan Administration today congratulated US President Barack Obama on his re-election and appealed to his administration to envision a “brighter and better” future for Tibet.
In his congratulatory letter to President Barack, Sikyong Dr Lobsang Sangay said: “Once again the United States of America has captured the imagination and attention of the world. The spirit of the Founding Fathers and their declaration echoed throughout the robust election of the President of the United States.
“I, on behalf of the Central Tibetan Administration, would like to congratulate you on your historic re-election. It goes without saying that your re-election reflects not only the endorsement and support of your Administration’s policies but also manifests the expectations and hopes for a better America, and indeed the world.
“Under your leadership, Tibetans have also enjoyed your warm and sincere support. Since 2008, Tibet has seen unprecedented and widespread uprisings. We are extremely concerned about the tragic spate of self-immolations in Tibet.
“We recall with sincere gratitude your meeting with His Holiness the Dalai Lama in 2010; the daunting task being carried out by the Special Co-ordinator for Tibet; Secretary Hillary Clinton’s persistent work on Tibet, including with Chinese Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi during the APEC Summit in 2011, and recently on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly in New York.
“We are especially encouraged and inspired by the visit to Ngaba in Amdo (Sichuan Province) and the statements made by Ambassador Gary Locke. We hold this as the true testimony of your Administration’s commitment to freedom and human rights in Tibet.
“As you have promised, “America, the best is yet to come”, we appeal to your Administration to use its good offices to envision a “brighter and better” future for Tibet, as well,” the Sikyong said.