The Tibetan parliament in exile has thanked US President Donald Trump for signing a new policy on Tibet.
On Sunday, Mr. Trump signed the 2020 Tibetan Politics and Assistance Act to amend and re-approve various programs and regulations related to Tibet. The bill reaffirms the right of Tibetans to elect a successor to the Dalai Lama and calls for an American consulate to be established in the country.
In a statement from the Dharamshala-based Tibetan Parliament in Exile, its spokesman Pema Jungney said: “This law officially confirms that the recognition of the reincarnation of the Dalai Lama is the sole authority of the great XIV Dalai Lama, the Tibetan Buddhist leaders and the Tibetan people without Chinese government (People’s Republic of China) interference. “
“This law also recognizes the importance of the Tibetan Plateau and the threat that climate change poses to Tibet,” the statement said.
“Over the years the Presidents of the United States have consistently supported the cause of Tibet, and we are extremely grateful for your relentless support in taking strong action against China, a government that is economically the most powerful and the record of the worst People has rights violations, “it added.