Live Updates: U.S. Special Coordinator for Tibet Visits India

US Special Coordinator for Tibetan Issues Uzra Zeya arrived in India on Tuesday for a trip that will focus on working together on human rights, democratic governance and advancing humanitarian priorities. “Namaste! Great to be back in New Delhi. Expect talks on promoting US-India shared values ​​of human rights, humanitarian support and democratic governance,” he tweeted. Uzra Zeya.

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Namaste! Glad to be back in New Delhi: Uzra Zeya

China connection

China views the 14th Dalai Lama as a political exile who tried to separate Tibet from China under the guise of religion.

The exiled Tibetan leader was in the United States last month

Last month, exiled Tibetan leader Penpa Tsering visited Washington DC and met with Zeya. Tsering – the elected head of the India-based Tibetan government in exile, the Central Tibetan Administration – had also met with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and other Congress leaders.

Zeya will meet with the Dalai Lama

In New Delhi, people familiar with the development said last month that Zeya would meet with the Dalai Lama and other senior Tibetan government leaders in exile in Dharamsala, signaling the Biden administration’s commitment to the cause. Tibetan.

why it matters

It will be the first high-level contact between the United States and Tibetan leaders after Joe Biden became president in January last year.

Uzra Zeya’s Indian program

Zeya, who is also undersecretary for civil security, democracy and human rights, is visiting India and Nepal from May 17-22. The US State Department, in a press release, said Zeya will also discuss partnership with India and Nepal during this “Democracy Summit Year of Action”. The delegation will include Anjali Kaur, Deputy Assistant Administrator for Asia of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).