Exiled Tibetan Spiritual Leader :His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso has said after the recently concluded presidential elections which saw Donald Trump become the United States President that he has “NO WORRIES” in Trump leading the world’s biggest economy. He expects the new President will align his future policies with global realities. The Nobel Peace Prize winner said that he has regarded the United States as the forefront advocate of the free world and was not bothered about the offensive comments Trump had made during his election campaign towards Hispanics, Muslims and other minority groups.
The 81 year old spiritual leader said, “I feel during the election, the candidate has more freedom to express. Now once they (are) elected, having the responsibility, then they have to carry their cooperation, their work, according (to the) reality,” he told reporters. “So I have no worries.”
After concluding his visit to Mongolia, he said that he is looking forward to meet the new President at some point in the future. China had earlier demanded Mongolia to cancel his visit citing, “general picture of a sound and steady development of bilateral ties”. China has always accused the Dalai Lama of wanting to split Tibet from China while His Holiness has maintained that he has not publicly advocated independence for Tibet since 1974. He only wants the Tibetans to have greater political participation and protection of its traditional Buddhist culture and not cede from China.
The Dalai Lama said his visit to the Buddhist nation had no political purpose. Mongolia’s fragile economy is heavily dependent on China, and the two countries are in discussions on a $1.2 billion loan to help pull it out of a recession. At this juncture the Mongolian Country would not want any unwanted attention.
Donald Trump has praised dictatorial rulers who command authority such as Vladimir Putin, although being criticized by human rights groups. The United States in the past had asked China to respect civil freedom and liberties in Tibet.
It would be interesting to see what kind of foreign policies does the United States President implements because its effects would be felt by the entire world.