A senior Communist Party of China (CPC) official met with the 11th Panchen Lama Bainqen Erdini Qoigyijabu in Beijing Tuesday.
You Quan, a member of the Secretariat of the CPC Central Committee and head of the United Front Work Department of the CPC Central Committee, congratulated the Panchen Lama for the progress he made last year.
You expressed the hope that the Panchen Lama could make new achievements in maintaining China's reunification and ethnic unity as well as in promoting Tibetan Buddhism to be more adaptable to the socialist society.
The Panchen Lama said he will closely follow the CPC Central Committee in terms of thinking, political orientation and actions.
He said he will keep his responsibilities in mind, serve the believers and further contribute to national reunification, ethnic unity, religious harmony, and people's well-being.