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Dharamshala — Nancy Pelosi, long time Tibet supporter and current Democratic Leader in the United States House of Representatives, visited Jwalakhel Tibetan settlement in Kathmandu with a delegation of high level US Congressmen on May 8th. Tibetan coordinator of Nepal and members of Tibetan Parliament residing in the country welcomed the delegation.

Representative Nancy Pelosi described the main purpose of visiting Nepal as assessment of the problems and challenges facing Tibetan refugees in Nepal particularly over the issuance of refugee and resident certificates to Tibetans.

The delegation visited the Tibetan monastery and the Tibetan handicraft center of the settlement.

Leader Pelosi and the delegation are scheduled to arrive in Dharamshala, where they will meet with the Dalai Lama at a public event on May 10th held at the main temple.

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