DHARAMSALA, 21 Jan: The Political head of the Tibetan people, Dr Lobsang Sangay on Thursday congratulated US President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris on being sworn in as the 46th President and 49th Vice President of the United States.
“On behalf of the Central Tibetan Administration and the Tibetan people, I would like to congratulate you on your inauguration as the 46th President of the United States of America,” Sikyong said in a congratulatory message,” Central Tibetan Administration’s President Dr Lobsang Sangay has said in a congratulatory message.
President Sangay has further thanked the US’ government and its people for their continued support for “the Tibet cause on various fronts,” and added that “authoritarian regime such as China” now poses a threat not just to the Tibetans, but for “the global democracy and the universal ideals.”
Additionally, he commended President Biden for “his message of hope, unity, and democracy in his inaugural speech.”
“I genuinely admire your decades of service to the nation, and your victory is an affirmation of the trust people of the United States places in you and the values that you stand for.. My sincerest congratulations and wishes on a successful term.”
Congratulating Vice President Kamala Harris on the historic feat, President Sangay opined that “her ascension to America’s second-highest office as the first woman and the first woman of colour is pathbreaking and her becoming the highest-ranking woman in the history of American government marks a new era for women in global politics and leadership.”
Referring to Harris’ India heritage, he said that “it was a matter of immense pride and inspiration for Indians across the world” and concluded by urging he to take champion the Tibet cause along with global issues.
“As you work towards the imminent challenges of restoring human rights, equality and climate change around the world, we hope that you will lend your pivotal voice to the just cause of Tibet and further strengthen decades-long US-Tibet ties.”