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"On my part, I remain committed to the process of dialogue. It is my firm belief that dialogue and a willingness to look with honesty and clarity at the reality of Tibet can lead us to a viable solution."

Tibetan Political Leader, Sikyong Dr. Lobsang Sangay, to visit Ottawa

November 14, 2016

Sikyong Dr. Lobsang Sangay will address Canadian parliamentarians about the current status of Sino-Tibetan negotiations

November 14, 2016 - Tibet’s political leader, Sikyong Dr. Lobsang Sangay, will visit Ottawa next week where he will address the Parliamentary Subcommittee on International Human Rights, meet with the Tibetan community, and brief stakeholders on recent efforts by his administration to resolve the conflict in Tibet.

Dr. Sangay previously appeared before the Subcommittee in February 2013.  Subsequently, on May 2013 the Subcommittee called on China's leadership to negotiate in good faith with the Tibetan leadership in exile, and to provide real autonomy to the Tibetan people. [1]

A graduate of Harvard Law School, Dr. Sangay is an expert on international human rights law, democratic constitutionalism, and conflict resolution.  He was first elected as political leader of the Tibetan people following the Dalai Lama’s devolution of political power in 2011. [2] In March 2016, Dr. Sangay was re-elected for a second five-year term.

Information:

Carole Samdup (Montreal), 514-512-4665

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[1] Minutes of Proceedings, Parliament of Canada, May 7, 2013: http://www.parl.gc.ca/HousePublications/Publication.aspx?DocId=6166868&Mode=1&Parl=41&Ses=1%3E:&Language=E

[2] Collected Statements of His Holiness the Dalai Lama on Devolution of Power to the Elected Leaders of Central Tibetan Administration: http://tibet.net/2011/01/collected-statements-of-his-holiness-the-dalai-lama-on-devolution-of-power-to-the-elected-leaders-of-central-tibetan-administration-2011/

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