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  • 29 Apr, 2022
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Sikyong Penpa Tsering meets US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, discusses urgent issue of Tibet


Dharamshala: Sikyong Penpa Tsering, during his official visit to the US, met with the House Speaker Nancy Pelosi at the latter’s invitation at her office in Washington DC.

Representative Namgyal Choedup, Board Chairman of ICT Richard Gere, Bhuchung Tsering (Vice-chairman of ICT), abbot Zeekgyab Rinpoche of Tashi Lhunpo, and delegation of CTA visited the office of Speaker Nancy Pelosi where they held an hour-long meeting on the urgent issue of Tibet including the case of Tibet’s 11th Panchen Lama Gendun Choekyi Nyima.

The meeting also discussed the collective decision on their future course of action in regard to resolving the Sino-Tibet conflict. Sikyong presented a letter from His Holiness the Dalai Lama to Speaker Pelosi.

On the same day, Sikyong also met with Congressman McCaul, Senator James E. Risch, Senator Patrick Leahy, and Senator Menendez.

During a brief interview with RFA after the meeting, Representative Namgyal Choedup said, “The meeting was highly decisive and constructive. We are grateful for the continued support of the House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.”

This is the first in-person official meeting of Sikyong Penpa Tsering with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi since assuming the office of Sikyong.

Following the successful meeting with Speaker Pelosi, Sikyong tweeted he was thankful for the ardent advocacy of the House Speaker Nancy Pelosi in bringing the issue of Tibet to a global stage. “It was such an honor meeting her today. Thank you, Madam Speaker, for all that you do” he tweeted.


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By Team TRC