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International Symposium on "1913 Treaty between Mongolia and Tibet" held in Mongolia

October 25, 2010

Central Tibetan Administration (CTA)
October 20, 2010

Dharamshala -- A two-day international symposium
on "1913 Treaty between Mongolia and Tibet" was
held in Ulaanbaatar, Mongol, from 13-14 October.
The event organised by the editorial board of the
journal "The Independence" of the National Intelligence Academy of Mongolia.

Twenty-seven experts from Mongolia, India,
America, Korea, Russia, Canada, Taiwan, Japan,
Holland and Germany have attended the symposium.
Recitation of essay and fierce debate was held.

The purpose of the symposium is to present the
results of the research of Mongolian and foreign
scholars and to share common ideas on the
reasoning of signing the 1913 Treaty of
Friendship and Alliance between Mongolia and
Tibet and all the related political and security
issues of that time and the attitude of foreign countries.

Professor A. Tuvshintugs, editor in chief of "The
Independence" and Mr Kalsang Gyaltsen, member of
Tibetan Parliament-in-Exile on behalf of the
foreign delegates delivered their remarks on the
opening ceremony on 13 October.

The Tibetan version of the 1913 Treaty between Mongolia and Tibet
<http://www.tibet.net/en/image/flash/flash2010102929.jpg>

The highlight of the six sessions that were held
during the symposium include Professor Sergius L
Kuzmin's talk on "The treaty of 1913 between
Mongolia and Tibet as Valid International
Document" which was chaired by Mr Tashi Tsering,
a Tibetan historian and scholar; Dr Michael van
Walt van Praag on "Reflections on the nature of
the Mongolia-Tibet Treaty of 1913 under
international law" and "Sovereignty of State and
the Mongolia-Tibetan Treaty (1913)" by Professor
Udo Barmann. Mr Chung Tsering, a delegate from
the Central Tibetan Administration in India,
spoke on “The background and significance of the
1913 treaty between Tibet and Mongolia."

Following the closing session on 14 October,
Ambassador Ravdan Bold organised a special dinner
reception and culture performance at Marshall
Palace in honour of the participants.

On the basis of profound research done in
Tibetan, Mongolian, Russian, English and Chinese,
the members have concluded the debate;
unanimously agreeing that 99 per cent of "1913
Treaty between Mongolia and Tibet" is factual and official.

The Government of Mongolia said it is not
involved in any way in the symposium, nor it takes any position on this issue.
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