DHARAMSHALA: Speaker of the Tibetan Parliament-in-Exile, Khenpo Sonam Tenphel, today wrote to Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos on being awarded the 2016 Nobel Peace Prize, to express his congratulations.
In his letter, he wrote:
“The Tibetan Parliament-in-Exile, on behalf of Tibetans inside and outside Tibet, wholeheartedly congratulate you for being the awardee of 2016 Nobel Peace Prize. The Award recognises and acknowledges your untiring efforts towards establishment of a peace process to the long-standing struggle of Colombia.”
“This award is also a tribute to the people of Colombia, the victims of the Colombian civil war and to all the parties who have contributed to the peace process despite the hardships and adversity they faced and still continue to struggle for peace.”
“This award shows that dialogue remains the only means to solve any disputes and differences in this world. It stands up for the peace and confirms that peace is the only weapon through which every conflict can be resolved.”
He concluded by saying that the Tibetans are with his struggle and that they pray Colombian’s ongoing struggle for the peaceful reconciliation process in Colombia.