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Australian Senate Calls for Successful Dialogue on Tibet

October 22, 2008

TibetNet
October 21, 2008

Canberra -- The Australian Parliament unanimously passed a motion
tabled by Senator Bob Brown, leader of the Australian Greens,
"wishing both the Chinese government and the envoys of His Holiness
the Dalai Lama for a successful result in the coming eighth round of
discussions on Tibet."

Noting that the eight round of the Sino-Tibetan dialogue is due to
take place in October or November 2008, the Senate expressed its
recognition of His Holiness Dalai Lama's 'Middle Way Approach' to
autonomy for Tibet within China.

The Senate said it appreciates the offer by the People's Republic of
China to host the dialogue and wishes both parties a successful
breakthrough and outcome.

Earlier on 13 October, Senator Brown and four Green Senators met with
Kalon Kesang Yankyi Takla, kalon for the Department of Information
and International Relations, during her visit to Australia.

Kalon Takla also addressed the Foreign Affairs Sub-Committee of the
Federal Parliament's Joint Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs,
Defense and Trade on the current situation in Tibet.

Report filed by Tibet Information Office, Australia. Editing by Lobsang Choedak
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