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Sarah-Sikyong-US-Tibet-2016Dharamshala — US Special Coordinator for Tibetan Issues, Ms Sarah Sewall, paid an official visit to Dharamshala, to discuss issues of importance to the Tibetan refugee community.

An eight member delegation of US led by Ms Sewall, arrived on a two - day official visit to Dharamshala, on January 15. Sikyong Dr Lobsang Sangay, returning from his Japan tour, accompanied Sarah from New Delhi.

"Under Secretary Sewall, in her role as Special Coordinator for Tibetan issues, travels to India and meets Tibetans from all walks of life to discuss ways to preserve Tibetan culture and promote educational opportunities for all Tibetans," a press release from the US State Department said.

Ms Sewall's engagements at Dharamshala include a meeting with Sikyong Dr Lobsang Sangay and an audience with His Holiness the Dalai Lama among others.

She met with Tibetan individuals and representatives of various Tibetan NGOs to discuss issues of gender equality and women empowerment in exile. The US delegation also interacted with Tibetan youth today to discuss the role and outlook of Tibetan youngsters in the course of the struggle.

Ms Sewall is the United States Undersecretary for Civilian Security, Democracy and Human Rights, and the Special Coordinator for Tibetan Issues. This is her second visit to Dharamshala since her appointment to the post on 20 February 2014. Her last visit was in November 2014.

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