The Tibetan Sikyong (President) met with US Congressional leaders, Biden administration officials, local Tibetan Americans, Washington, DC journalists and more during a productive and busy trip to the US capital last week.
Sikyong Penpa Tsering, the democratically elected leader of the exile-based Central Tibetan Administration, visited Washington from 15-20 October. It was his second visit this year following a February trip where members of Congress reintroduced the Promoting a Resolution to the Tibet-China Conflict Act, a bipartisan bill that will pressure China’s government to resume negotiations with the Dalai Lama’s envoys on a peaceful resolution to China’s decades-long occupation of Tibet.
During this visit, Penpa again built support for the bill and for the Tibetan cause, calling on Sens. Chris Coons, D-Del., Jon Ossoff, D-Ga., James Risch, R-Idaho, and Mitt Romney, R-Utah.
In the House, he met with Speaker Emerita Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., as well as Reps. Diana DeGette, D-Colo., Mike Gallagher, R-Wis., Pramila Jayapal, D-Wash., Raja Krishnamoorthi, D-Ill., Jim McGovern, D-Mass., and Michelle Steel, R-Calif.
The Sikyong also visited the State Department for a meeting with Under Secretary of State Uzra Zeya, who serves as the US Special Coordinator for Tibetan Issues.
Source : Tibet