US Secretary Tillerson says he is committed to promoting dialogue on Tibet and receiving the Dalai Lama

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In response to written questions posed by members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Mr. Rex Tillerson, who received Senate’s confirmation as Secretary of State on February 1, 2017, has said that he will commit to encourage dialogue on Tibet and to receive the Dalai Lama.

Secretary Tillerson also expressed concern for the restrictions imposed by China on reporters, civil society actors, diplomats and others in accessing to Tibet, for the denial of visas to foreign journalists and the limitations to freedom of movement and information. He responded affirmatively to the question whether he would consider “problematic” the above-mentioned restrictions, when compared with the free access to the United States provided to Chinese officials and Chinese state-controlled media.

Furthermore, Tillerson committed to make an assessment of US policy regarding providing visas to Chinese officials, and to adopt “the best policy, recognizing that reciprocity in treatment is a principal in bilateral relations.”

The International Campaign for Tibet welcomed in its WEB site the commitments made by now Secretary Rex Tillerson on Tibet and the Dalai Lama. They reflect the views of the American public who have consistently been supportive of the vision of the Dalai Lama for Tibet's autonomy.

Read the questions asked on Tibet and China for his confirmation and the answers by Tillerson ►HERE◄