Tibet Government in-exile welcomes China talks, memo stays

March 15th, 2009 - 4:42 pm ICT by ANI  

Dharamsala, Mar 15 (ANI): The Tibetan government-in-exile on Sunday welcomed China’’s willingness for more talks with its envoys, but reiterated the conditions outlined in its last memorandum to Beijing.
“We welcome the PM’’s statement and at the same time what his holiness is exactly asking from the People Republic of China (PRC) authorities were in that for memorandum during the eighth round of talks which is self-explanatory. We have very elaborately mentioned that we are not seeking anything else, but within the constitutional framework of PRC, the national autonomy,” said Samdhong Rinpoche, Prime Minister of the Tibetan government-in-exile. A memorandum of “genuine autonomy” for Tibet was presented to Beijing last October during the eighth round of talks with China.
Chinese officials and envoys of the Dalai Lama have held several rounds of talks, but little of substance has been achieved.
Wen said on Friday that China was open to more talks with envoys for the Dalai Lama as long as the exiled Tibetan spiritual leader renounces what Beijing describes as separatism.
The Dalai Lama marked March 10, the 50th anniversary of a failed uprising against Chinese rule, with a speech calling for “meaningful autonomy” for Tibet in Dharamsala.
The latest statement reiterated that the Dalai Lama is not seeking separation. Thubten Samphel, a spokesman, added they would not negotiate on their core demands. (ANI

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