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Dalai Lama congratulates Biden to be President of US ‘confident of relief from hunger, disease and violence’

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Tibet’s spiritual leader Dalai Lama congratulated Joe Biden on becoming the 46th President of the United States and thanked the people of Tibet for their long-standing support. The Dalai Lama expressed confidence that Biden will contribute to shaping a peaceful world, which will provide relief to those facing ‘hunger, disease and violence’.

Biden (Joe Biden) was sworn in as the 46th President of the United States on Wednesday at a historic swearing-in ceremony amid heavy security. He called for uniting the country. Kamala Harris was sworn in as America’s first female Vice President. Massive security arrangements were made at the Capitol Building (Parliament House) in Washington DC on January 6 following violent violence by supporters of former President Donald Trump.

Dalai Lama’s letter to Biden

In a letter to the President of the US, the Dalai Lama said, “At a time when our earth’s ecosystem is struggling with crisis, I am glad that you have included climate change as your priority and reintroduced the country into the Paris Climate Agreement Decided to add. Climate change is a serious threat to the entire world and the entire species, which needs immediate action.

The Lama said, ‘I appreciate the steps you have taken towards the betterment of America. I have been an admirer of your country, the people there, freedom, democracy, religious freedom and the rule of law prevailing there. The whole world has expectations from the democratic vision and leadership of America.

In such a letter, he wrote, ‘In such a challenging time, I am confident that you will contribute in shaping a peaceful world in which people suffering’ hunger, disease and violence ‘will get relief. These issues need to be resolved. The Dalai Lama said, ‘I thank you for supporting the people of Tibet for a long time. It is our good fortune that America, American people and its leaders got full support in the effort to protect our Buddhist culture, our culture of peace, non-violence and compassion.

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