August 29, 2020
Thekchen Chöling, Dharamsala, HP, India – His Holiness the Dalai Lama has written to Mr Shinzo Abe to express concern about his declining health.
“I pray that your treatment will be successful,” he wrote, adding, “It is admirable that you have considered the greater good of the country and decided to step down from the position of Prime Minister in order to receive medical attention.
“I have great respect for your leadership and dedication to the service of others.”
His Holiness concluded that as the longest-serving Prime Minister of Japan, Mr Abe has contributed to making the nation respected the world over.