mandag 23. november 2020

Head of Tibet government-in-exile visits White House for first time in six decades

The head of the Tibetan government in exile has visited the White House for the first time in six decades, a move that could further infuriate China, which has accused the US of trying to destabilise the region. Lobsang Sangay, the President of the Central Tibetan administration (CTA), was invited to Washington to meet officials on Friday, the CTA said. “This unprecedented meeting perhaps will set an optimistic tone for CTA participation with US officials and be more formalised in the coming years,” said the CTA, which is based in India’s Dharamshala.

Tibet is one of a range of areas of dispute between the US and China, with relations between the world’s two biggest economies at their lowest point in decades.