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President Lobsang Senge has been the President of Central Tibet Administration (CTA) since 2011. He is invited to visit the White House for the first time. (File)
After 60 years, the US has taken such a step regarding Tibet, which can worsen its relationship with China. The White House has invited Central Tibet Administration (CTA) President Lobsang Senge to come here. It is believed that only after six decades, America is now recognizing the Tibetan government in exile. This exiled government of Tibet is headquartered in Dharamshala city, India.
China has always been telling Tibet its share. America has never given diplomatic importance to the Tibetan government or its leaders before. But, for the past few years, American officials have been in secret talks with Tibetan leaders. Now this move of America can create new tension in the relationship between the two countries.
CTA spokesman confirmed the invitation
A CTA spokesperson present in Dharamshala has also confirmed that President Senge has received an invitation to visit the White House. Last month, Senge was called to the US State Department for the first time as a guest. Here he met Robert Destro, the special director of Tibet affairs. No Tibetan leader went to the State Department before this. CTA spokesperson said- We are happy that two democracies are recognizing each other. The CTA and its leader being invited from the White House can be said to be an important start. Senge will meet with White House officials here.
Series of secret meetings
According to the news agency, Senge became the President of the CTA in 2011. For the last about 10 years, American officers have been meeting them secretly. But, the US, taking a shocking decision this time, invited him to come directly to the White House. Senge has been very active in recent months. He met many leaders. He has also interacted with Republican senators in the US. The Dalai Lama, the highest religious leader of Tibetans, has been living in India since 1959.