Published By Jamphel Shonu

President Dr. Lobsang Sangay meets former U.S. Ambassador to the UN Keith Harper. Harper was nominated by President Obama for the position of United States Ambassador to the United Nations Human Rights Council on June 10, 2013

Washington DC: Honorable President of Central Tibetan Administration met with Senator Mike Lee from Utah and Senator Orrin Hatch, President pro tempore and the senior most republican senator from Utah in the morning of May 23, 2017 at the capitol building. He briefed them about all range of issues concerning Tibet including current situation in Tibet and Sino-Tibetan dialogue. The senators expressed their high regard for His Holiness the Dalai Lama and exhibited grave concern on the current situation inside Tibet and promised to extend all support.

CTA President Dr. Lobsang Sangay presenting Kashag’s Souvenir to Senator Mike Lee.

 

CTA President Dr. Lobsang Sangay presenting Kashag’s Souvenir to Senator Orrin Hatch.

Later in the afternoon, President Lobsang Sangay met with other prominent leaders and engaged in fruitful deliberations and discussions.

In the evening, International Campaign for Tibet hosted a dinner reception in Honor of the President. This dinner reception was attended by a hundred plus Tibetans and Tibet supporters including prominent personalities like Congressman Jim McGovern and Mr. Keith Harper, former US Ambassador to the UN.

He was accompanied by Penpa Tsering, representative of His Holiness the Dalai Lama in Washington DC.

This is President Dr. Sangay’s first visit to Washington DC since the new government in the US took charge and his second visit to Washington DC since his reelection and the formation of new Kashag in June last year.

-Report filed by Sonam Tashi-

CTA President Dr. Lobsang Sangay with Congressman Jim McGovern

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