Tibetan PM heads to Delhi for Task Force on Negotiation meeting
Phayul[Tuesday, April 08, 2008 19:09]
By Phurbu Thinley

Dharamsala: Prime Minister (Kalon Tripa) of the Tibetan Government-in-Exile has left Dharamsala on Sunday to attend a meeting of Task Force on Negotiation (TFN), which will be held in New Delhi, according to the official website of the government.

Kalon Tripa Prof. Samdhong Ripoche will attend the meeting before heading to Agra to attend the "International Conference for Global Challenges" from 11 to 12 April on the invitation of Acharaya Kul.

This will be TFN’s 15th meeting since the body was first constituted in 1999 to mainly assist envoys of the Tibetan delegation in the dialogue process with Chinese leadership.

The 14th meeting of the TFN took place in Dharamsala in December last year.

So far six rounds of dialogue have taken place between the envoys of His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Beijing.

The sixth round of Sino-Tibetan talks held in China from June 29 to July 5 last year.

Tibetans leaders have lately said there had been no concrete result at all on the fundamental issue despite six rounds of talks. They have, in fact complained of increased repression and brutality in Tibet.

On April 13, the Tibetan PM will attend Swaraj Saina training manual organised by Swaraj Peeth Trust in New Delhi where he will deliver a key note address on non-violence.

According to the Tibetan Government's official website, Kalon Tripa will return to Dharamsala on 14 April.

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