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Dharamshala: - The Tibetan Parliament-in-Exile congratulated Japanese Prime Minister Mr Shinzo Abe for winning the re-election in the 2014 general election of Japan.

Japanese MPs have re-elected Shinzo Abe to serve another term as prime minister after his party's landslide victory in snap elections earlier this month.

"On behalf of all the Tibetan people, inside and outside Tibet, the Tibetan Parliament-in-Exile wishes to congratulate you on your emphatic re-election win," Mr Penpa Tsering, Speaker of the Tibetan Parliament, said in a congratulatory letter.

The letter said the Parliament has been "very appreciative of your support for the cause of Tibet in general and the commitment that you showed during the visit of His Holiness the Dalai Lama to Japan."

"We wish you all the success in your endeavours and appeal to you again to play a pro-active role in reducing the current grave situation inside Tibet and in finding a lasting, mutually-beneficial solution to the issue of Tibet," he added.

The powerful lower house voted for the 60-year-old Abe with 328 votes against 73 for acting opposition leader Katsuya Okada.

The vote was followed by an upper house poll that officially confirmed Abe's reappointment as premier. Mr Abe named a largely unchanged cabinet, with the only new face Defence Minister Gen Nakatani.

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