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"Canada can, within a positive friendly atmosphere, ask the Chinese government to resolve the Tibetan situation."

Dialogue best way to resolve Tibet issue: US

September 24, 2010

Lalit K Jha
MSN News (India)
September 21, 2010

Washington, Sep 21 (PTI) -- Ruling out any
outsiders' role in resolving the Tibetan dispute,
the United States has said that dialogue between
China and the Dalai Lama is the best way to find
a long-lasting peaceful solution to this outstanding dispute.

"Our policy on Tibet is that we have engaged very
intensively with the Chinese in support of
building a dialogue more directly between the
Dalai Lama and Tibetans and the government in
Beijing," US Deputy Secretary of State, James
Steinberg said in response to a question after
delivering a speech on ''Impact of US-China Relations in Asia''.

"I think ultimately these issues have to be
resolved between dialogue between the two of
them. We don''t think these are issues that
outsiders can resolve," he said, adding that the
Obama Administration thinks that dialogue will be in everyone''s interest.

"So we have strongly encouraged that. We''ve
encouraged that within the framework of what is
the political perspective of the United States,
which is to recognise that Tibet is a part of
China, but that there are important religious and
cultural issues there that should be addressed,
and that part of the broader commitments to human
rights and respect for religion that the United States believes in everywhere."

"So we think within the framework of dialogue
between China and the Dalai Lama as represented
is the best way to try to address those issues," he added.
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