His Holiness the Dalai Lama Congratulates New PM of Italy, Giorgia Meloni

23rd October 2022: Dharamshala: Following her recently having become Prime Minister of Italy, His Holiness the Dalai Lama has written to Giorgia Meloni to offer his congratulations.

“Over the years,” he wrote, “I have had the pleasure of visiting your country many times and have been touched by the affection and friendship shown to me by Italians from all walks of life. I also am grateful to those Italian brothers and sisters who have consistently supported the Tibetan people’s aspirations for freedom and dignity.

“I would like to say that I am pleased to see that the new Prime Minister of Italy is a woman, because I believe, and there is scientific evidence to demonstrate it, that women are more empathetic and sensitive to the feelings of others. Consequently they show greater warm-heartedness and concern for others’ well-being.

“These are very challenging times for Italy and the whole of humanity. In today’s highly interdependent world, individuals and nations can no longer resolve the problems they face alone. We are reliant on the wider community to survive, therefore we need to show greater kindness and compassion to one another.”

His Holiness ended his letter by wishing Ms Meloni every success in meeting the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead in fulfilling the wishes of the people of Italy and the wider world.


Sikyong Congratulates New Italy Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni

Sikyong Penpa Tsering of the Central Tibetan Administration today wrote to the newly elected Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni, Italy’s first female Prime Minster, congratulating her on her sweeping victory.

Sikyong writes, “On behalf of the Central Tibetan Administration and the Tibetan people, I congratulate you on becoming the new prime minister of Italy. I had a memorable first official visit to Italy last year and was greatly touched by the warm reception. Italy is a second home to a growing community of Tibetan people who have always found a great sense of empathy and support from the nation and its people”.

Sikyong extended his gratitude to the longstanding support of Intergroup Parliamentary and the support from the Italian people in general for Tibet and the Tibetan people. He also added his optimism for continued friendship and support under the leadership of the new PM Meloni while wishing her the best as she assumes the responsibilities of the high office.

Speaker Khenpo Sonam Tenphel congratulates newly elected Italian PM Giorgia Meloni

Khenpo Sonam Tenphel, Speaker of the Tibetan Parliament-in-Exile, extended his greeting to the newly elected Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni, Italy’s first female Prime Minster, congratulating her on her election victory.

The Speaker wrote, “I am delighted to learn about your victory as the first female Prime Minister of Italy. I would like to express my heartfelt congratulations to you on behalf of the entire Tibetan people.”

“The people and the government of Italy have consistently supported the Tibetans and non-violent struggle of Tibet for which we are very grateful.”

“I would also like to extend my profound gratitude to your excellency and the people of Italy for their unwavering support and for advocating human rights. We wish you the best for your noble future endeavors toward fulfilling the aspirations of the people of Italy. We are certain that your vast knowledge and rich experience will benefit this nation.”

Giorgia Meloni is an Italian politician who has been serving as the prime minister of Italy since 22 October 2022, the first woman to hold this position. A member of the Chamber of Deputies since 2006, she has led the Brothers of Italy political party since 2014, and she has been the president of the European Conservatives and Reformists Party since 2020


-Report filed by Tibetan Parliamentary Secretariat

Nyima Arya

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