The Dalai Lama arrived in Washington for a meeting with President Barack Obama on Thursday during, which the Tibetan spiritual leader would seek US help in resolving the Tibet issue, despite Chinese opposition to the meet.
The Tibet's exiled leader would also meet the Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, the State Department announced.
Terming it as an important meeting, the Dalai Lama's Special Envoy, Lodi Gyari, said the Tibetan leader will speak about Tibet, and as two Nobel Peace Prize Laureates, he and the President are likely to discuss global concerns.
"His Holiness will be asking the President to help find a solution in resolving the Tibet issue that would be mutually beneficial to the Tibetan and Chinese people," Gyari said in a statement issued soon after the arrival of the Dalai Lama in Washington on Wednesday afternoon.
The Dalai Lama would also receive an award for his commitment to advancing the principles of democracy and human rights.