DONALD TRUMP has been urged to cosy up to Russian President Vladimir Putin for a powerful union which could influence others across the globe.
The exiled spiritual leader of Tibetan Buddhists insisted heads of state all over the world should be compassionate.
Following Trump’s inauguration on Friday the world has been waiting to hear how he will form alliances acriss the globe.
And the Dalai Lama set out his hopes for new relationships from the White House.
Speaking from New Delhi, he said the world is moving toward peace and non-violence, and he hopes Trump and Putin will come closer and work toward creating global peace.
In a statement he 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 reality.”
The Dalai Lama has met former US presidents, including four meetings with Barack Obama.
Ahead of Mr Trump’s move to the Oval Office the Dalai Lama said in Mongolia in November he had “no worries” about Trump’s election as US president.
The 81-year-old monk said he has always regarded the US as the leader of the “free world” and wasn’t concerned about remarks made by Mr Trump during the election campaign.
The current Dalai Lama, who met Barack Obama four times, also claimed to be looking forward to a meeting with Trump.
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