Applauding Barack Obama for his efforts for a nuclear-arms free world and resolving global conflicts through wisdom, Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, has said the US President's key role in these areas have been rightly recognised through the Nobel peace prize.
In a letter to Obama, the exiled Tibetan leader, currently on a week-long visit here, congratulated the American leader on winning the Nobel peace prize for the year 2009.
He said he was pleased that the Nobel Committee had recognised Obama's "approach towards resolving international conflicts through the wisdom and power of dialogue."
"The Committee has rightly noted your efforts towards a world without nuclear weapons and your constructive role in environmental protection," the Dalai, himself a recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize for the year 1989, said in the letter.
Noting that the 20th century was a century of bloodshed, he said, "all of us have the responsibility to make the 21st century a century of dialogue and cooperation."
"There is thus the need for concerted efforts from all sides in this highly interdependent world to promote and adopt a more compassionate approach," the Dalai said.
The Tibetan leader will not meet Obama during his current visit, but a meeting between the two has been planned after the US President returns from his trip to China and three other Asian countries in November.