Emmanuel Macron, President of France. Photo : Soazig de la Moissonnière

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Dharamshala — Speaker of the Tibetan Parliament-in-Exile, and Minister of the Department of Information and International Relations, Central Tibetan Administration (CTA), on behalf of  Tibetans in Tibet and outside Tibet, extended their most sincere congratulations to Emmanuel Macron on his re-election as President of France on April 24, 2022.

Khenpo Sonam Tenphel, Speaker of the Tibetan Parliament-in-Exile wrote to Emmanuel Macron to congratulate him on his historic re-election as President of France on April 25, 2022.

“Your re-election as the President proves the faith that the people of France have instilled in your leadership and commitment. I hope you will continue to strengthen democracy and advocate for human rights,” he wrote in the congratulatory letter.

“As of Tibet, it still remains under the oppressive rule of China and Tibetans inside Tibet are deprived of basic human rights including right to religion, right to expression, right to one’s own language and other basic human rights,” said the Speaker.

“I am sure you are aware of the situation inside Tibet as you have met with His Holiness the Dalai Lama in 2016,” Khenpo Sonam Tenphel explained.

“There are also Tibetans residing in France and I am very thankful for the support that they receive under your leadership. I hope you will continue to support our cause of truth,” concluded the Speaker.

Norzin Dolma, Kalon ( minister) of the Department of Information and International Relations, Central Tibetan Administration (CTA) congratulated French President Emmanuel Macron on his re-election for the second term as President of France.

In a congratulatory letter addressed to President Macron, Kalon writes, “On behalf of the Department of Information and International Relations of the Central Tibetan Administration, I would like to sincerely congratulate you on your re-election, demonstrating the trust your people placed in your leadership”.

“Your decisive triumph as a democratically elected President of France is a victory for all the peace-loving people around the globe. Especially in the midst of the ongoing crises in the world, your intended priorities to make Europe stronger and France one of the leading nations in defending the environment are admirable,” she added.

“We are thankful to the cross-party support for the Tibetan cause and His Holiness the Dalai Lama that Tibetans continue to enjoy from the French Assembly National and Senate over the past many years. France also has the largest number of Tibet support groups”, Kalon added and further thanked the successive French governments and its citizens for hosting and supporting Tibetans and the cause of Tibet.

Moreover, Kalon highlighted the cruciality of the resumption of stalled Sino-Tibetan dialogue to resolve the Sino-Tibetan conflict and solicited the support of the French government under the leadership of President Macron now that France holds the presidency of the Council of the European Union.

"After 5 years of transformations, happy and difficult times, exceptional crises too, I want to thank the French men and women who have placed their trust in me to preside over our Republic for the next 5 years," Emmanuel Macron wrote on his Twitter after winning France Presidential Election in 2022.