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Hopeful of meeting between Trump, Dalai Lama: Lobsang Sangay

Updated: May 20, 2017 01:37 IST      
Hopeful of meeting between Trump, Dalai Lama: Lobsang Sangay

Dharmashala [India], May 20 (ANI) :Tibet's Prime Minister-in-exile Lobsang Sangay on Thursday expressed hope that U.S. President Donald Trump might continue to support the Tibetan cause and meet Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama.

Sangay said, "After US Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson's assurance, we Tibetans remain hopeful that President Donald Trump will continue the tradition of US Presidents meeting with his holiness the Dalai Lama. Now it looks the new government is settling down and is ready with its foreign policy and when his holiness visits Washington DC, there will be a meeting between his holiness the Dalai Lama and Donald Trump."

While speaking to media persons in north Indian hill town Dharamshala, President of the exile government, Sangay said, "He will board a flight from Delhi on Saturday evening for a three-day visit to United States."

"My visit is only for three days in Washington DC. During the visit I will be meeting with Senators" he added.

The political leader said that "the Central Tibetan Administration is putting its best efforts to strengthen the social foundations of the Tibetan political struggle.(ANI)

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