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Washington DC – Sikyong Dr Lobsang Sangay wrapped up a successful visit to Washington DC, the capital of the United States and left for Toronto City in Canada on May 17, according to a government run media report.

 

Tibet-US-Sikyong-Washington-DC-2015Washington DC – Sikyong Dr Lobsang Sangay wrapped up a successful visit to Washington DC, the capital of the United States and left for Toronto City in Canada on May 17, according to a government run media report.

Sikyong's visit to Washington was part of an ongoing effort by the Central Tibetan Administration to affirm closer ties with overseas Chinese scholars and students, garner international support to the Tibetan movement and meet with Tibetan communities in exile, the report said.

It said that the visit culminated with a special address at the diplomacy training for officials of the Offices of Tibet, a series of meetings with senior US officials, congressmen, and a public talk to the Tibetan community of Washington DC.

Following his address at the diplomacy training, Sikyong met with staff members of the Congress and government agencies, and influential people in Washington DC.

During their meetings, Sikyong introduced the democratic aspect of Tibetans in exile and the tragic situation in Tibet. He also talked about the inherent nature of Tibetans as kind with a deep commitment to help others in need, recounting the initiative of the Tibetan people during the recent Nepal earthquake.

"Even though we are refugees ourselves, the Tibetan people started collecting donations and undertook relief efforts to help people trapped and injured during the recent Nepal." Sikyong explained.

Sikyong also met several members of the US Congress including longtime Tibet supporter Ms. Nancy Pelosi, Minority Leader of US House of Representatives and Mr. Tom Cotton, Senator from Arkansas during a visit to the US Congress.

He apprised the Congressmen on the grave situation of Tibetans inside Tibet and the wave of self-immolation protest that has swept Tibet as a result of continued Chinese repression. He assured the Tibetan people's firm commitment to non-violence and dialogue to resolve the Tibet issue.

Sikyong's final engagement in Washington DC was his public talk to the Tibetan community followed by a potluck dinner. In his address to the Tibetan community, Sikyong explained the main objectives of his current visit to North America

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