His Holiness the Dalai Lama today sent a congratulatory letter to Mr. Juan Manuel Santos, the President of Republic of Colombia, on winning the 2016 Nobel Peace Prize.
“I offer my congratulations on your being awarded this year’s Nobel Peace Prize for your unwavering efforts to bring an end to 52 years of civil war in your country,” the Tibetan leader wrote.
The Tibetan leader further wrote, “This award is a tribute to your tireless efforts to promote peace in Columbia, regardless of how difficult the prospects may have seemed when you began. I am deeply encouraged by the steadfast determination with which you have continued to work for reconciliation and peace despite the setbacks that have arisen on the way. Clearly what is important is to continue to strive for the goal until we succeed.”
The Tibetan leader will leave on Saturday for a two week visit to Europe