Dharamshala: Tibetan Parliament-in-Exile welcomed 6 members of U.S Congressional delegation .The delegate took a tour of Parliament hall and then had a brief yet meaningful meeting with the standing committee members of Tibetan Parliament-in-Exile in the library cum conference hall of TPiE.Deputy Speaker Acharya Yeshi Phuntsok introduced members of the standing committee, their provinces or four Buddhist sects/one pre-Buddhist tradition (Bon), and three sections viz. Political, Administrative and Gyundrel (Finance) of the standing committee.
Speaker of Tibetan Parliament-in-Exile, Pema Jungney welcomed the delegate and affirmed that it was an honor and a privilege to have the US Congress Delegation to the Central Tibetan Administration, Dharamsala once again. Their presence in Dharamsala proved the ardent support of the United States of America’s strong will and commitment to resolving the political cause of Tibet. It also reinforces the strong commitment of their standing with Tibet’s struggle for truth and justice. Speaker on behalf of Tibetans in and outside Tibet expressed his heartfelt gratitude to each one of them for coming to Dharamsala and showing solidarity for Tibetan people at this critical time in Tibet’s history.
He further attested that the people and the government of the United States of America have continuously bestowed their support to Tibetans and to the cause of Tibet for a very long time.
He also spoke about US Congressional Delegation led by honorable US Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s visit to Tibet in 2015 and the promises of the delegation to bring His Holiness the Dalai Lama back to Potala Palace affirms the strong support of the US Congress to His Holiness the Dalai Lama and cause of Tibet.
Congressman David Price expressed his opinion on the notion of unicameral or partyless parliament. He then spoke about the House of democracy partnership, a bipartisan commission of House of members, who have engaged for almost 13 years with emerging democracies, reemerging democracies and aspiring democracies around the world.Members of the Standing Committee answered questions asked by the delegate and clarified their doubts, at the same time they also asked some very important questions to the delegate. They thanked the government and people of the United States for their unrelenting support to Tibetan people and Tibet issue and urged them to request President Trump to appoint a Special Coordinator for Tibetan issues that would accelerate the process of resolving the long-standing issue of Tibet.