A letter from the Speaker of the Tibetan Parliament-in-Exile to Senator Elizabeth Dole to express his condolences.

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Dharamshala, India — Khenpo Sonam Tenphel, Speaker of the Tibetan Parliament-in-Exile, expressed his deep condolence over the demise of Senator Bob Dole, a dear friend of Tibet, who passed away on December 5, 2021, at the age of 98.

Following the passing away of former Senator and presidential nominee of US, Robert Joseph Dole, Speaker of the Tibetan Parliament-in-Exile wrote a letter of condolence to his wife, Senator Elizabeth Dole, to express his deepest condolences.

“We are deeply saddened to learn about the demise of your beloved husband Senator Bob Dole, a dear friend of Tibet. On behalf of the 17th Tibetan Parliament in Exile and the entire Tibetan people, I would like to convey my heartfelt condolence to you and your family.

“Senator Bob Dole met with His Holiness the Dalai Lama in 1997 and he was also a supporter of the just cause of Tibet for which we are very grateful. Tibetans have lost a dear friend. He was someone who deeply respected and supported the core human values during his lifetime. We will remember him and his profound achievements".

The Speaker concluded by offering prayers to the departed soul and his entire family.