Dalai Lama congratulates French president Macron on his win

Dalai Lama congratulates French president Macron on his win. 

The Dalai Lama, the spiritual leader of Tibet, congratulated Emmanuel Macron on his reelection as President of France

Macron easily won reelection to a second term on Sunday (April 24). 

The 44-year-old centrist’s second five-year term saved France and Europe the seismic upheaval of having populist Marine Le Pen at the helm.

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In his message, the Dalai Lama said, “It has been the Tibetan people’s good fortune to have received the friendship and encouragement of the people of France and their respective leaders in our endeavor to protect and preserve our ancient Buddhist culture, a culture of peace, non-violence, and compassion that has the potential to benefit the entire humanity.”

“May I take this occasion to express my appreciation on behalf of all my fellow Tibetans,” he said.

“I wish you every success in overcoming the challenges that lie ahead in achieving the French people’s hopes and aspirations and contributing to a more peaceful and harmonious world,” the Dalai Lama said in congratulating Macron.