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Diplomats of the Tibetan Government Meet

September 22, 2008

Dharamshala, September 20, 2008 (TibetNet) - 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
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 November.

The exile Tibetan government's foreign missions are based in New Delhi,
New York, Geneva, Tokyo, London, Canberra, Paris, Moscow, Pretoria, and
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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