Washington, D.C.— Bipartisan senators called on Mike Pompeo, Secretary of the U.S. Department of State to answer how the U.S. administration can prevent the Chinese communist government's interference in religious freedom and and to convey that religious traditions should not be subject to government encroachment.
Riga, Latvia — "The struggle of Tibet is very much based on moral principle and thoroughly committed on the nonviolent way, " His Holiness the Dalai Lama said in a special video message while expressing his gratitude to the Tibet supporters attending the 7th World Parliamentarian Convention on Tibet held in Riga City of Latvia.
Gaborone, Botswana — 'Just as the progressive world united to end apartheid in South Africa, support the objectives of the Tibetan government in-Exile and the Tibetans they represent,' former Botswana President Dr Ian Khama said, making a strong appeal to the international community to help Tibetans across the world in their efforts to regain freedom in Tibet.
Vilnius, Lithuania— "If you are for freedom, for human rights, for democracy, then you must support Tibet," President of the Tibetan Government in-Exile, Dr Lobsang Sangay told Tibet supporters duing his a week-long visit to the Baltic region, including Latvia. The Tibetan President was on a two-day visit to Vilnius, the capital of Lithuania.