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Press Statement: His Holiness the Dalai Lama's Envoys Leave for China for Ninth Round of Dialogue

January 26, 2010

Central Tibetan Administration (CTA)
January 25, 2010

His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s Special Envoy Lodi
G. Gyari and Envoy Kelsang Gyaltsen will arrive
in China tomorrow for discussions with the
representatives of the Chinese leadership.  This
is the ninth round of dialogue. The Envoys are
visiting China after a gap of 15 months in the process that began in 2002.

They will be accompanied by senior assistants
Tenzin P. Atisha, Bhuchung K. Tsering, both
members of Tibetan Task Force on Negotiations,
and Jigmey Passang from the Secretariat of the Tibetan Task Force.

At a two day meeting of the Tibetan Task Force in
Dharamsala chaired by Kalon Tripa, Prof. Samdhong
Rinpoche, the Tibetan delegation finalised their
preparations for the discussions in Beijing. On
January 22, 2010 the Kalon Tripa and the two
Envoys briefed His Holiness the Dalai Lama and sought his guidance.

The delegation is expected to return to India at the beginning of next month.

Chhime R. Chhoekyapa
Secretary to
His Holiness the Dalai Lama
CTC National Office 1425 René-Lévesque Blvd West, 3rd Floor, Montréal, Québec, Canada, H3G 1T7
T: (514) 487-0665
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