DHARMSALA, India (AP) — The political leader of Tibetan exiles says the stability of his government sends a strong message to China that the Tibetan movement is committed to a dialogue on Tibet's future.
Lobsang Sangay said: "We have provided a credible leadership to the Tibetan people."
He became head of the government-in-exile one year ago Wednesday after winning an election to succeed Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama as prime minister.
Hundreds of Tibetan monks and nuns prayed silently at ceremonies in Dharmsala, India, to mark the government's one year in office.
Sangay asked Tibetans to mark the day by wearing traditional dress and offering prayers to show solidarity with Tibetans inside Tibet. China claims the Himalayan region has always been Chinese territory. Many Tibetans say it was independent much of its history.