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Deputy Speaker to Attend Freedom of the City Award Function in Italy

December 14, 2007

Dharamshala: Wednesday, 12 December 2007 (TibetNet) - Dolma Gyari, the
deputy of the Tibetan Parliament-in-Exile, will attend an award ceremony
for conferring the "Freedom of the City" of Turin to His Holiness the
Dalai Lama at the city hall on 16 December.

The deputy speaker will be accompanied by under secretary of Tibetan
Parliamentary Secretariat, Tenzin Choedon during a week-long visit to Italy.

Prior to the award function, the deputy speaker will attend a meeting
with the mayor of Turin, Mr Chiamparino and with other officials of the
city.

Also during the visit, the deputy speaker will attend a press conference
by His Holiness the Dalai Lama in Turin's Arturo Toscanini.

Mrs Gyari will attend a meeting with Turin's main regional authorities
and official representatives of Association of Commons, Provinces and
Regions for Tibet and other local associations.

Mrs Gyari will return to Dharamshala on 23 December.
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