In a letter, the Tibetan spiritual leader said, “I had wonderful memories of my visit to Mongolia in 1979. I have been encouraged by the interest and enthusiasm shown by Mongolians, both young and old, in my efforts to integrate traditional Buddhist knowledge with modern education, in addition to promoting human rights and human values.”
He said, “Historically, the people of Mongolia and we Tibetans have been like “twin brothers and sisters”. We have had a wonderful and close relationship with all of the Dalai Lamas who have lived since the time of Sonam Gyatso, the third Dalai Lamas.
The Dalai Lama told the newly elected president, “Since the teachings of Mahatma Buddha emphasize core human values such as compassion and non-violence, these can be better leveraged without harming one’s personal beliefs. I am sure that you and your government will uphold these values.”