Dharamsala, HP, India, 28 June 2013 - On Thursday, 27 June, His Holiness the Dalai Lama wrote two letters of congratulation, one to Kevin Rudd on his resuming responsibility as Prime Minister of Australia and another to Tsakhiagiin Elbegdor who was recently re-elected President of Mongolia.
Having just completed a ten day visit to Australia, His Holiness wrote that he was touched by the affection and friendship shown to him by people of all walks of life. He said that he was encouraged by the enthusiasm of the Australian people he met to know more about how positive human values can contribute to greater human happiness.
In his letter to President Tsakhiagiin Elbegdorj, His Holiness wrote of his warm memories of their meeting during his visit to Mongolia in 2011. He remarked that Mongolia has made impressive progress and that this advancement will become increasingly meaningful as it results in direct improvements in the lives of ordinary people.