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Tibetan Foreign Minister announces resignation

February 29, 2016

By Lobsang Wangyal

Tibet Sun, February 28, 2016 - Minister for the Department of Information and International Relations for the Central Tibetan Administration, Dicki Chhoyang, has resigned from her post, a few months before her term ends.

She wrote in her press statement at CTA headquarters in Dharamshala: “With a sad heart, I resigned today as Kalon for the Department of Information and International Relations for the Central Tibetan Administration.”

“My decision was made with careful deliberation, bearing in mind our collective interest and the significant challenges that lie ahead. It has been a tremendous honour to serve the Tibetan people as Kalon.”

She refused to take any questions from the journalists, but said more details will come in due course of time.

Her resignation fuelled much speculation at a time when the Tibetan election for Sikyong (Prime Minster) 2016, in three weeks on 20 March, is already rife with controversies.

Incumbent Sikyong Lobsang Sangay and his contender Penpa Tsering are the two candidates in competition for the coveted post.

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