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US Special Co-ordinator calls on His Holiness the Dalai Lama

October 20, 2010

Central Tibetan Administration (CTA)
October 18, 2010

Dharamshala -- The meeting was attended by Kalon
Tripa Samdhong Rinpoche and His Holiness the
Dalai Lama's Special Envoy Kasur Lodi Gyari.

Mrs Otero is also Under Secretary of State for Democracy and Global Affairs.

His Holiness the Dalai Lama reiterated to Otero
his commitment to Middle Way Approach of working
non-violently to resolve the issue of Tibet, said
special envoy Kasur Lodi Gyari.

"Support for his efforts from the United States
has been critical at many levels and His Holiness
was very pleased to hear again from Under
Secretary Otero that the Obama administration
(supports) his Middle Way approach," he said.

The essence of the Middle Way Approach is to
secure genuine autonomy for the Tibetan people
within the scope of the Constitution of the People's Republic of China.

Nine rounds of talks were held between the
Tibetan side and the PRC leadership since 2002 to
work out a mutually beneficial solution to the issue of Tibet.

The envoys of His Holiness the Dalai Lama
presented a comprehensive Memorandum on Genuine
Autonomy for the Tibetan People to the Chinese
leadership on 31 October 2008 during the eighth
round of talks. The memorandum puts forth Tibetan
side's position on genuine autonomy and how the
specific needs of the Tibetan nationality for
autonomy and self-government can be met through
application of the principles on autonomy of the
Constitution of the People's Republic of China.

As the PRC leadership expressed doubts about the
spirit of the Memorandum, the Tibetan side
presented a Note during the 9th round of talks in
January this year to clarify their doubts and
misunderstanding on some of the fundamental issues raised in the Memorandum.

(Based on report filed by Bhuchung K Tsering)
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