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Sikyong Dr Lobsang Sangay with Senator Tim Kaine (R) and Senator Ben Cardin (L) during Sikyong’s official visit to US in May 2013.

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Sikyong Dr Lobsang Sangay Monday congratulated US Senator Tim Kaine on his selection as the Democratic candidate for vice president of the United States.

“On behalf of the Central Tibetan Administration and the Tibetan people, I would like to congratulate you on your selection as the Democratic candidate for vice president of the United States,” Sikyong wrote in his congratulatory note.

Sikyong expressed his admiration for commitment to public service and excellent leadership demonstrated by Senator Kaine as a Mayor, Lieutenant Governor, Governor and United States Senator.

The two have met several times during Sikyong’s official visit to the United States and at the Halifax International Security Forum, where Sikyong Dr Lobsang Sangay was hosted twice in 2014 and 2015.

Senator Tim Kaine was announced by Hillary Clinton as her vice presidential running mate in the 2016 presidential election on 22 July 2016.

The formal nomination will take place at the 2016 Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, PA, United States.

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