On the Occasion of His Holiness the Dalai Lama's 80th Birthday

Press Statement
John Kerry
Secretary of State
Washington, DC
July 6, 2015


I am pleased to extend warm wishes to His Holiness the Dalai Lama on the occasion of his 80th birthday on July 6.

People of diverse faith and non-faith traditions around the world are inspired by his messages of peace, compassion, and non-violence.

I have always appreciated His Holiness’ humor, wisdom, and humility, as well as his dedication to his people and to humanity.

I wish His Holiness the very best on this auspicious occasion.