Tibetan Political Leader Visits White House For First Time In 60 Years

Dr Lobsang Sangay’s visit is expected to set an optimistic tone in the dialogue between China and the Dalai Lama

Lobsang Sangay (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)

The head of the Tibetan government-in-exile has visited the White House for the first time in six decades, the Central Tibetan Administration (CTA) said on Saturday, a move that could further enrage Beijing, which has accused the US of trying to interfere in China’s internal affairs.

Dr Lobsang Sangay entered the United States White House on Friday — a historic feat. This is the first time in the last 6 decades the head of the Central Tibetan Administration (CTA) has been invited into the White House, the CTA said in a statement.

“It is a great honour to be the first political head of the Central Tibetan Administration to formally enter the White House,” Sangay said in a tweet.

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