གཟའ་སྤེན་པ། ༢༠༢༢/༡༢/༡༠

Exile Tibetan Administration Congratulates New Japanese Prime Minister

Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama, right, gives a white Tibetan scarf to Japan's main opposition Liberal Democratic Party President Shinzo Abe during a seminar held by Japanese Diet members in Tokyo, Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2012. (AP Photo/Itsuo Inouye)
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The Tibetan administration in exile congratulated the Liberal Democratic Party leader Shinzo Abe on winning the parliamentary elections in Japan.

Lobsang Sangay, head of the Tibetan administration congratulated the newly elected leader and thanked him for his support for Tibet.

“On behalf of the Tibetan people, I would like to congratulate Mr Shinzo Abe on winning the elections and wish him all the best as the next prime minister of Japan. I thank the people and government of Japan for their long-standing support for democracy and non-violent struggle of the Tibetan people. I look forward to your continued support for the issue of Tibet,” said Mr. Sangay.

Last month, Mr. Abe called for freedom in Tibet, prompting an immediate protest by the Chinese government. He joined around 130 other parliamentarians in welcoming the exiled Tibetan spiritual leader to a meeting in Tokyo.

"We lawmakers here are in complete agreement, that we want to help the suffering Tibetan people and help create a Tibet in which people do not have to kill themselves in a quest for freedom," said Mr. Abe at the meeting.