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Nancy Pelosi at Dalai Lama Temple to meet Tibetan spiritual leader

News Agencies | Updated on: 19 June 2024, 10:00 IST
Nancy Pelosi at Dalai Lama Temple

Dharamshala: Former US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and other members of the Congressional delegation arrived at the Dalai Lama Temple on Wednesday to meet with the Tibetan spiritual leader.

Disciples of the Dalai Lama were also seen in the temple complex this morning.

The bipartisan delegation from the US headed by Republican Chair of the US House Foreign Affairs Committee, Michael McCaul was received by officials of the Central Tibetan Administration at Himachal Pradesh's Kangra Airport on Tuesday.

Ahead of the meeting of the American delegation with the Dalai Lama, Deputy Speaker of Tibetan Parliament-in-Exile, Dolma Tsering Teykhang said that the visit of the US lawmakers show "Tibet is not alone."

"They are here to experience a different way of culture that Tibetans have...we are going to have the official get-together in the meeting...It sends (the message) that Tibet is not alone. United States is with Tibet and human rights still matter. This is a message not only for Tibet but anybody who is aspiring for human rights and for freedom..." Dolma Tsering Teykhang told ANI.

"All those who are suffering under the intimidation of China and the expansionist mentality of Xi Jinping, I think this is a very big message for them..." the Deputy Speaker of Tibetan Parliament-in-Exile said.

Decrying China's authoritarian approach, she said that Beijing is "annoyed" with anyone who supports Tibet.

"China is annoyed with anything who supports Tibet. We are here not to annoy or humiliate China...representatives and senators are here to support just the cause. So, when there is truth, you have a supporter and if there is any truth or when they rectify the wrong politics they are practising in Tibet, they will also get a lot of support..." she said.

Earlier this week, the US Congress passed a bill urging Beijing to re-engage with the Dalai Lama and other Tibetan leaders to peacefully resolve their dispute over the status and governance of Tibet.



First published: 19 June 2024, 10:00 IST