US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said a few days ago that we are determined to work for the meaningful autonomy of the Tibetan people, for their basic and non-transferable human rights, to preserve their specific religion, culture and linguistic identity.
Destro was on Thursday confirmed as the special coordinator for Tibetan issues, after Pompeo named him to the post earlier this week.
Pompeo told reporters on Wednesday that in his new role, Destro would "focus on advancing dialogue" between the Chinese government and the Dalai Lama.
The Trump administration has appointed a senior official to oversee Tibetan issues after a vacancy for nearly four years, as the USA increases pressure on China over its human rights record, including the use of forced labor among ethnic minorities.
Sangay, who lives in exile in India and heads the Central Tibetan Authority shared a picture of his meeting with Destro in Washington on Facebook.
Chinese officials defended their labor practices in Tibet, in the face of growing concerns about rights abuses in the region and the Trump administration's appointment of a senior official to scrutinize Tibetan affairs. Just two months ago, China closed the US Consulate in Chengdu for spying in Tibet. This work in Tibet quoted by DestroTrump administration has stated that they will lead American efforts to promote dialogue between the People's Republic of China (PRC) and the Dalai Lama or their representatives.
"I, on behalf of the 16th Tibetan Parliament-in-Exile and the Tibetans in Tibet and around the world would like to express my earnest gratitude to the USA government and congratulate you on being appointed as the new Special Coordinator for the Tibetan Issues", said Pema Jungney Speaker of the 16th Tibetan Parliament-in-Exile.
"Special Coordinator Destro will engage Tibetan leaders and worldwide partners and experts to address these issues", he said. The US should stop interfering in China's internal affairs under the pretext of Tibet or destabilising it.