ICT strongly supports the Tibetan people’s right of self-determination and views the efforts of the Dalai Lama and his representatives to engage the Chinese leadership in dialogue on the future of Tibet as an exertion of this right. ICT will reserve judgment on the visit’s utility until after the delegation returns. Nonetheless, ICT is significantly encouraged that Beijing is responding to international calls for dialogue.
ICT thanks its 90,000 members and many others for building and sustaining a movement that has helped to create a supportive climate in capitals throughout the world for the Dalai Lama’s efforts to achieve a negotiated solution for Tibet.
Press Release from the Office of His Holiness the Dalai Lama
September 9, 2002
Dharamsala, India – Mr. Lodi Gyaltsen Gyari accompanied by Mr. Kelsang Gyaltsen along with two assistants are arriving today in Beijing. During the visit Mr. Lodi Gyaltsen Gyari and the team will also visit Lhasa. His Holiness the Dalai Lama is very pleased that the team is able to make such a visit.
Mr. Lodi Gyaltsen Gyari is the Special Envoy of His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Mr. Kelsang Gyaltsen is the Envoy of His Holiness the Dalai Lama.
Tenzin Geyche Tethong, Secretary
Tenzin Taklha, Deputy Secretary
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