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His Holiness the Dalai Lama arrived in South Tyrol, Italy

November 18, 2009

The Tibet Post International
November 16, 2009

Bolzano -- His Holiness the Dalai Lama arrived in
Bolzano, the Autonomous Province of South Tyrol
in Italy this morning. President Luis Durnwalder
of South Tyrol welcomed His Holiness the Dalai
Lama at the Bolzano airport. On arrival at the
hotel, both Italians and Tibetans gathered to
welcome His Holiness the Dalai Lama.

Tomorrow morning His Holiness the Dalai Lama will
meet with President Luis Durnwalder and the
entire South Tyrol Government. In the afternoon,
His Holiness the Dalai Lama will travel to the
Autonomous Province of Trento. President Lorenzo
Dellai of Trento will host a luncheon in honour of His Holiness the Dalai Lama.

In Trento His Holiness the Dalai Lama will
address the conference on Regional
Self-Government, Cultural Identity and
Multinational Integration: Comparative Experience
for Tibet. Both President Luis Durnwalder and
President Lorenzo Dellai will also address the
conference. The conference is organized by
Autonomous Province of Trento in cooperation with
Department of Legal Sciences, University of
Trento and European Academy in Bolzano.

His Holiness the Dalai Lama is the guest of the
Regional Governments of South Tyrol and Trento -
an autonomous region in Northern Italy with a
special statute. On 17 November evening His
Holiness the Dalai Lama will leave for Rome.

In Rome His Holiness the Dalai Lama will address
the 5th World Parliamentarians' Convention for
Tibet on 18 November. Over 100 Parliamentarians
from 28 countries will attend this important
convention. The two days convention will be held
in the Lower House of the Italy Parliament
organised by the Italian Parliamentary Intergroup for Tibet.

President Gianfranco Fini, the President of the
Lower House of Italian Parliament will welcome
and meet His Holiness the Dalai Lama in the
Parliament. Both President Fini and Rome Mayor
Gianni Alemanno will also address the convention.

The first World Parliamentarians' Convention for
Tibet was held in New Delhi in 1994, then in
Vilnius (Lithuania), Washington DC (USA) and Edinburgh (United Kingdom).

During His Holiness the Dalai Lama's last visit
to Rome, Mayor Gianni Alemanno presented the
prestigious Rome Honorary Citizenship on 9 February 2009 to His Holiness.

On 19 November His Holiness the Dalai Lama will return to India.
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