Annual meeting of Dalai Lama's representatives underway

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Dharamshala, Sep 20 (UNI) A two-day annual meeting of the representatives of Tibetan Spiritual leader Dalai Lama began this morning here at Gangchen Kyishong, the seat of the Central Tibetan Administration.

Discussions on how to enhance better coordination among the offices of Tibet, and their contact with the Department of Information and International Relations, were on the main agendas of the meeting.

Kesang Yangkyi Takla, Minister for the Department of Information and International Relations, welcomed the representatives and gave the opening address of the meeting.

In his address, Prime Minister of Tibetan Govt in Exile Prof Samdhong Rinpoche said the eighth round of formal discussions between the envoys of the Dalai Lama and the representatives of the Chinese government would focus on the implementation of national regional autonomy in Tibet as enshrined in the Constitution of the People's Republic of China.

He also underlined the need to maintain ''a sense of urgency'' in making efforts to resolve the issue of Tibet, which he said received an unprecedented attention in countries across the world including China.

On the special general meeting on Tibet to be held in November, he said the representatives should take special responsibility to collect opinions of Tibetans living under their respective jurisdictions.

As approved by the Dalai Lama, his representatives were among the members attending the special meeting from 17-22 November here.

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