His Holiness the Dalai Lama congratulates Australian Prime Minister-Elect

September 9, 2013 7:02 pm

DHARAMSHALA: His Holiness the Dalai Lama has congratulated Australian Prime Minister-elect Tony Abbott, wishing him success in meeting the challenges in leading Australia forward.

In a congratulatory sent to Mr Abbott on 8 September, His Holiness wrote “how he has been struck by the warmth and friendship shown to him by Australians of all walks of life during his many visits to Australia since 1982.”

His Holiness the Dalai Lama said that “he was encouraged by the enthusiasm of the Australian people he met towards his efforts to promote human values and inter-religious harmony.”