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Tibetan Kalon arrives in Sydney on first official visit to Australia

January 20, 2014

January 20, 2014 - Kalon Dicki Chhoyang began her visit to Australia on Monday, 20 January with an interview with ABC News Breakfast, the leading morning news program on ABC TV, Australia’s national broadcaster. This is her first visit to Australia since taking office as the Kalon for the Deartment of Information and International Relations, Central Tibetan Administration.

During her visit, Kalon Dicki Chhoyang will be participating at the Festival of Tibet in Brisbane as the keynote speaker from 22 to 26 January. She is also visiting other Australian cities including Sydney, Melbourne and Canberra during her 11-day visit, and will meet with members of the Tibetan and Chinese communities. As part of her public engagement to highlight the urgency of the Tibet issue and Tibetans’ commitment towards a lasting resolution, she is meeting with Australian Tibet supporters, academics and journalists.

Kalon Dicki Chhoyang was received at the Sydney International Airport last night by Mr. Sonam Dagpo, Representative of the Dalai Lama in Australia, Kyinzom Dhongdue from Australia Tibet Council, Nigan Gotsang, President of the Tibetan Community Association – National, President of the Tibetan Community of NSW Phurbu Tashi and members of the Tibetan community.

January 20, 2014 - On her first day in Sydney, the Kalon will meet representatives of Tibet Support Groups, Tibetan NGOs and the Tibetan Community Association to brief each other on their work and discuss ideas on strengthening the global Tibet movement.

In the evening, Kalon Dicki Chhoyang will speak at Tibet Talks, a public talk series of the Australia Tibet Council, the national Tibet Support Group. The Kalon will address the importance of Australia and Western governments upholding their core values while doing business with China and outline how the West can become a true friend of both China and Tibet.

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