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US special coordinator for Tibetan issues Uzra Zeya to visit India, meet Dalai Lama


The United States special coordinator for Tibetan issues, Uzra Zeya, is expected to travel to India and meet the Dalai Lama in Dharamshala next month – the first major contact between the two sides under the Biden administration. Reports suggest that she is expected to be in Dharamshala in Himachal Pradesh for meetings with the Dalai Lama and leaders of the Tibetan government-in-exile during May 18-19, 2022.

Uzra Zeya was sworn as Under Secretary for Civilian Security, Democracy, and Human Rights by Secretary Blinken July 14, 2021.  On December 20, 2021, Secretary Blinken announced her designation to serve concurrently as the U.S. Special Coordinator for Tibetan Issues.  As the US Special Coordinator for Tibetan Issues, Zeya coordinates the US government policies, programmes and projects concerning Tibetan issues, consistent with the Tibetan Policy Act of 2002, as amended by the Tibetan Policy and Support Act of 2020.

Easrlier, Sikyong Penpa Tsering had wrapped up his first official visit to Washington D.C. Sikyong held meetings with Under Secretary Uzra Zeya, Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Rashad Hussain, United States Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom and US Congressmen.

Information supplied by Hindustan Times

By Team TRC