US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has expressed concern about the repression of the Tibetan community by China. US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Wednesday that the US is concerned with the repression of the Tibet community by the Republic of China and the severe freedom of Tibetans’ religious freedom and cultural traditions in China.
According to a press release issued by the Foreign Ministry, Pompeo issued the statement following the announcement of Robert A. Destro, assistant secretary of the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor, as the United States’ special coordinator for Tibetan issues.
Pompeo stated that ‘the United States is concerned with the repression of the Tibetan community by the People’s Republic of China (PRC), including lack of meaningful autonomy, deteriorating human rights situation in Tibetan territories and severe restrictions on Tibetan religious freedom and cultural traditions.
Pompeo said that in line with the Tibetan Policy Act, the Special Coordinator Destro would lead American efforts to promote dialogue between the People’s Republic of China (PRC) and the Dalai Lama or their representatives. Protect the unique religious, cultural and linguistic identity of Tibetans and push for respect for their human rights.
Pompio said that Destro will support American efforts to meet the humanitarian needs of Tibetan refugees and to promote sustainable economic development and environmental protection in Tibetan communities on the plateau.