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Japan congratulates President-elect Penpa Tsering

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Shimomura Hakubun, Japan’s former education minister (L) and Mr. Makino Seishu, a former Parliament member and Representative of Save Tibet Network Japan congratulate Sikyong-elect Penpa Tsering.

Tokyo: The All Party Japanese Parliamentary Support Group for Tibet congratulated the newly-elected President of the Central Tibetan Administration Mr. Penpa Tsering.

In his congratulatory message, Mr. Shimomura Hakubun, Japan’s former education minister and current chairman of the All Party Japanese Parliamentary Support Group for Tibet, extended his ‘heartfelt congratulations to Mr. Penpa Tsering on his election as the Prime Minister of the Tibetan Government in Exile’.

Mr. Shimomura said the Japanese Parliamentary Support Group will work in close cooperation with the countries sharing the universal values of freedom, democracy and the rule of law, adding, they will mobilize efforts towards the resolution of the issue of Tibet.

He also thanked the outgoing Sikyong, Dr. Lobsang Sangay, for his active service for the last ten years.

Mr. Makino Seishu, a former Parliament member and Representative of Save Tibet Network Japan, extended his heartfelt congratulations to Sikyong-elect Mr. Penpa Tsering.

In his letter, Mr. Makino wrote: ‘you have taken the responsibility of the prime minister at this difficult time. We in Japan will be with you in full support’.

The inauguration of Mr. Penpa Tsering as the new President of the Central Tibetan Administration will take place on 26 May.

– Filed by Office of Tibet, Japan