Dharamshala(Arvind Sharma) 21/12/21
Head of the Central Tibetan Administration (CTA) Sikyong Penpa Tsering extended his heartiest congratulations to under secretary Uzra Zeya on her appointment as the new US Special Coordinator for Tibetan Issues by Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Monday.
Pempa Tsering said “We really look forward to working with the Special Coordinator for Tibet in her new capacity.”
He said that the appointment of a new US Special Coordinator for Tibetan Issues comes within a year after the Biden administration assumed the office in January. Sikyong also extended his gratitude to President Biden and Secretary of State Antony Blinken for swiftly appointing a new Special Coordinator for Tibet.
Speaking to the Media in Dharamsala on Tuesday Sikyong (political leader) / president of Tibetan government-in-exile has expressed his gratitude towards the US government and administration for this appointment.
Penpa Tsering said, "All the Tibetans are very very delighted with the Biden administration and Secretary Blinkin for the appointment of Under Secretary Uzra Zeya ji for the post of special coordinator for Tibet. She is a career diplomat and she spent all her life in diplomacy and she is also of Indian origin, her parents are from Bihar. We will be really looking forward to working with the Under Secretary and considering the background that she has a very strong background having worked in the state department in various capacities. She has a depth knowledge of how things work, it's time to move on and see how we can co-operate and make the Tibet issue more visible and more stronger in the eyes of the international community and make it incumbent on the Chinese government to make sure that the issue needs to be or the Sino-Tibet conflict needs to be resolved."
“I would also like to thank President Joseph Biden and Secretary of State Anthony J Blinken for the appointment. The United States has been one of the strongest supporters of the Tibetan people. Successive US Presidents and Congress have welcomed and met His Holiness the Dalai Lama including conferring the Congressional Gold Medal on His Holiness in 2007. The US government also provides significant humanitarian assistance to the Tibetan people. As such, the Tibetan people remain deeply grateful and indebted to the United States.”
“I look forward to meeting Uzra Zeya ji soon and working towards resolving the Sino-Tibetan conflict based on the Middle Way Approach,” Sikyong concluded.