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Diplomats of the Tibetan Government Meet

September 22, 2008

Phayul [Saturday, September 20, 2008 16:25]

Dharamshala, September 20 - A two-day meeting of the representatives 
of the Dalai Lama began today at the premises of the exile Tibetan 
government here.

The meeting which was closed to the media is expected to discuss 
various administrative issues concerning the Representative Offices 
among other things.
According to the exile government's official website, Kalon Tripa 
Samdhong Rinpoche said the eighth round of formal discussions between 
the envoys of His Holiness the Dalai Lama and the representatives of 
the Chinese government will focus on the implementation of national 
regional autonomy in Tibet as enshrined in the constitution of the 
People's Republic of China.

Kalon Tripa also underlined the need to maintain "a sense of urgency" 
in making efforts to resolve the issue of Tibet, which he said had 
received an unprecedented attention in countries across the world 
including China, the official website stated.

The Tibetan Prime Minister also said that the representatives should 
take special responsibility to collect opinions of Tibetans living 
under their respective jurisdictions for the 'emergency meeting' in 

The exile Tibetan government's foreign missions are based in New 
Delhi, New York, Geneva, Tokyo, London, Canberra, Paris, Moscow, 
Pretoria, and Taipei.
The liaison office for Latin America, New York and EU coordination 
office, Brussels, are two offices, which function under the Office of 
Tibet, New York, and Bureau du Tibet, Paris, respectively.

Tenzin Phuntsok Atisha, the representative of the Dalai Lama in 
Australia is not attending the meeting due to illness.

The Task Force for Sino-Tibet Dialogue will meet for three days 
starting 22 September.
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