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HH-Dalai-Lama-Tibet-Myanmar-Suu-KyiDharamshala The spiritual leader of Tibet, His Holiness the Dalai Lama has congratulated Aung San Suu Kyi for her party's remarkable victory in the general elections in Myanmar.

In his message to fellow Nobel Peace Laureate, His Holiness expressed hope that she will fulfill the aspirations of the people.

"It is a reflection of the people's confidence that you will be able to help them fulfill their hopes and aspirations," His Holiness said.

"These elections are a historic milestone for Myanmar. There is immense goodwill and worldwide support for this flowering of democracy in Myanmar. I am confident that all interested parties will make the most of this opportunity in a spirit of peace and reconciliation."

The spiritual leader also reminded her that when the two of them had met previously, they had discussed some of the problems facing Myanmar, including the situation of the Muslims. He added:

"As a fellow Buddhist, may I again alert you to the need to reach out to all sections of society. There is a need to build closer inter-religious relations among the whole population," he added.

The Nobel Peace Prize laureate said that "This will not only earn the world's goodwill and respect, but is also the proper and realistic way to take the country forward. Above all, I feel it is in the best interest of Myanmar."

His Holiness ended by expressing appreciation of Aung San Suu Kyi's friendship, wishing her good health and the strength in meeting the many challenges that lie ahead in securing the development of Myanmar and the flourishing of its people.

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