US high-level delegation reaches Dharamshala to meet the Dalai Lamaindia Updated: May 09, 2017 13:28 IST
US democratic leader Nancy Pelosi is leading the eight-member US delegation who arrived at Dharamshala on a two-day visit on Tuesday. (HT Photo)
A high-level US Congressional delegation led by US House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi arrived at Dharamshala for a two-day visit, on Tuesday.
The eight-member bipartisan delegation consisted of representatives Jim Sensenbrenner, Eliot Engel, Jim McGovern, Betty McCollum, Judy Chu, Joyce Beatty and Pramila Jayapal.
The delegation was received at Gaggal airport by exile government’s secretary of International Relations Sonam Dagpo and secretary (information) Dhardon Shearling.
They will meet Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama and Sikyong (president of exile government) Lobsang Sangay. Tibetan government-in-exile, officially called Central Tibetan Administration (CTA), is organising a public felicitation in honour of the delegation on Wednesday at Tsuglakhang temple in McLeodganj.
The Dalai Lama will also attend the public felicitation function on May 10 at the Tsuglakhang temple.
CTA president Dr Lobsang Sangay said, “The CTA is honoured to welcome the second visit by a high-level bipartisan delegation of the US Congress led by leader Nancy Pelosi to Dharamshala after nine years.”
Four members of the delegation - Nancy Pelosi, Jim McGovern, Betty McCollum and Joyce Beatty - were a part of the Congressional delegation that visited Tibet in November 2015.