This is the 26th Task Force meeting since its inception and 4th meeting since Sikyong (PM) Dr. Lobsang Sangay took charge of the Central Tibetan Administration. Earlier three meetings were held in October 2011, June 2012 and January 2013.
The Task Force on Sino-Tibetan Negotiation was constituted to help recommend policy matters and strategies to find a peaceful and mutually acceptable negotiated resolution to the issue of Tibet. The first Task Force meeting was held in 1999.
During the course of three-day meeting, members will discuss and review overall prevailing situation inside Tibet and the prospects of a dialogue process. Six new members included are former Kalon Trip Prof. Samdhong Rinpoche, Kasur Lobsang Nyandak, Mr. Tashi Phuntsok (Secretary of DIIR), Chisur Sonam Tsering Frasi, Mr. Phagpa Tsering (Deputy Director TPI) and Mr. Kunga Tashi (Chinese Liaison Officer, Office of Tibet, New York).