Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama congratulated President Barack Obama on his re-election.
In his congratulatory letter to President Obama, he wrote "When you were elected in 2008, you inspired the world with a call to take responsibility for the problems we face as global citizens. Since then, you have made earnest efforts to live up to that great hope and trust placed in you by the American public. I believe you have been re-elected now in recognition of that effort."
The Dalai Lama thanked President Obama for his efforts to find a resolution to problems in Tibet and further urged his support to resolve Tibet issue.
The letter says, "I am very appreciative of your support for our Middle Way Approach, which I continue to believe is the best way for us to ensure a solution that is beneficial for both Tibetans and Chinese. Given the recently deteriorating situation in Tibet, of which the tragic series of self-immolations is a stark symptom, I hope your Administration will be able to take further steps to encourage a mutually acceptable solution."
Head of the Central Tibetan Administration Lobsang Sangay sent a separate congratulatory letter to President Obama thanking Obama administration for its support and urged further support on Tibet.