The Dalai Lama sends a letter of good wishes to Angela Merkel on her retirement

Following Angela Merkel's retirement, His Holiness the Dalai Lama sent her a letter expressing his admiration and deep appreciation for the leadership she has shown in for sixteen years as Chancellor of Germany. He called it an anchor of stability in a troubled world.

“You have stood by your principles, with farsightedness, and an ability to fulfil people's aspirations,” he wrote. “The steadfast strength of your leadership, particularly within the European Union, has been a beacon of hope and inspiration to the wider world beyond Germany.


“I have deep respect for you and have always sincerely appreciated our meetings. I hope that you will continue to provide wise mentorship whenever possible on important issues, especially such as creating a more loving world and demilitarization, as well as caring for this planet, our only home. "

By way of conclusion His Holiness offered his prayers and good wishes.