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His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s Special Envoy Meets State Department Official

Dharamshala: His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s Special Envoy Kasur Lodi Gyari met a senior State Department official in Washington, DC and discussed issues related to Tibetan refugees.

The meeting with Mr Eric Schwartz, Assistant Secretary of State for Population, Refugees and Migration, took place at the Foggy Bottom headquarters of the State Department on Wednesday, reported the Press Trust of India.

“My brief is refugees, among other humanitarian issues. The United States Government, provides considerable support and assistance through international organisations.

“For Tibetan refugees, whose circumstances in the region are increasingly difficult. I expect that that issue will occupy much of our discussion,” Mr Schwartz told reporters before the meeting.

He said this was not a first such meeting, and US officials have been meeting Mr Gyari time and again.