Ambassador Brownback Travels to India, Nepal, and Thailand

Office of the Spokesperson

Ambassador at Large for International Religious Freedom Sam Brownback travels to India, Nepal, and Thailand, October 28-November 6.

Ambassador Brownback will begin his trip in Dharamsala, India on October 28, where he will deliver remarks, alongside His Holiness the Dalai Lama, at the 60th-anniversary celebration of the Tibetan Institute for the Performing Arts.  Ambassador Brownback will also meet with His Holiness the Dalai Lama following his remarks.  They will discuss ways to improve religious freedom for Tibetan Buddhists around the world.

On October 29, Ambassador Brownback will travel to New Delhi, India for discussions on expanding U.S.-India cooperation and shared global objectives, and to visit religious sites, including the Lotus Temple.

On November 1, Ambassador Brownback will visit Nepal where he will meet with Nepali leaders, including in government and civil society, to discuss efforts to strengthen religious freedom in Nepal.

On November 2, Ambassador Brownback will make a final stop in Bangkok, Thailand, where he will deliver remarks at the 5th Annual Southeast Asia Freedom of Religion or Belief Conference.

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