Dharamsala, July 20 (IANS) Tibetan Prime Minister-in-exile Lobsang Sangay on Wednesday congratulated the newly-elected Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu.
In a message he said: “It’s truly a pleasure to congratulate you on behalf of all Tibetan people and the Central Tibetan Administration on becoming the ninth Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh.”
Saying that the Tibetans share a special bond of language, culture, art and religion with Arunachal Pradesh, Sangay said: “The government and people of Arunachal Pradesh had shown support and solidarity to the Dalai Lama and thousands of Tibetans when they were passing through Tawang and other areas to exile in India after the Chinese occupation of Tibet in 1959.”
“The successive governments of Arunachal Pradesh have been equally supportive and generous to the Tibetan people throughout these years,” he added.
The Tibetan administration in exile is based here.