Washington, DC: On the second day of his maiden visit to Washington DC, Speaker Khenpo Sonam Tenphel, Tibetan Parliament-in-Exile had an hour-long live interview with Voice of America Tibetan service in the morning of 13 December.
Later Speaker along with Representative Ngodup Tsering met with congressman Ted Yoho (R-FL), Chairman of House foreign Affairs Sub committee on Asia and pacific; congressman Jim McGovern(D-MA), Co-Chairs of Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission and thanked them for their exemplary contribution and support for the cause of Tibet and called for continued support.
All the congressmen that they have met with in the last two days were very supportive of Tibetans and concerned with the high handedness attitude of China towards Tibetans. The leaders expressed their full support and promised to continuously raise the issue of Tibet.
Congressman Jim McGovern who is due to speak for Tibet on the floor of the house tomorrow said, “Washington DC is very polarized but when it comes to issue of Tibet, Democrats and Republicans are on the same page in supporting Tibet.”
After concluding Washington DC tour, Speaker is scheduled to visit San Francisco and Salt Lake City.
-Report filed by Office of Tibet, Washington, DC-