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"We Tibetans are looking for a legitimate and meaningful autonomy, an arrangement that would enable Tibetans to live within the framework of the People’s Republic of China."

Dalai Lama's Special Envoy meets State Department official

August 23, 2010

Press Trust of India (PTI)
August 19, 2010

Washington, August 19 -- Dalai Lama's Special
Envoy Lodi Gyari met a senior State Department
official here and discussed issues related to
Tibetan refugees, among others. The meeting with
the Assistant Secretary of State for Population,
Refugees and Migration, Eric Schwartz, was held
at the Foggy Bottom headquarters of the State Department on Wednesday.

"My brief is refugees, among other humanitarian
issues. The United States Government, provides
considerable support and assistance through international organisations.

"For Tibetan refugees, whose circumstances in the
region are increasingly difficult. I expect that
that issue will occupy much of our discussion,"
Schwartz told reporters before the meeting.

He said this was not a first such meeting, and US
officials have been meeting Gyari time and again.

"Gyari is a US citizen and has met a number of US
officials in the past," he said in response to a question.
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