Kashag Welcomes UN Secretary-General's Tibet Remarks བོད་སྐད།

The Kashag Cabinet of the Tibetan Government in exile welcomes the remarks made by Mr. Ban Ki-moon, the Secretary-General of the United Nations, saying that "I hope the Chinese authorities will continue to resolve all these issues through dialogue. The dialogue started some time ago between the representatives of the Dalai Lama and the Chinese Government. I hope this will continue in a sincere manner so that all the concerns coming from Tibet will be resolved smoothly and harmoniously."

These forthright remarks by the Secretary General of the world body indicate the concerns of the international community as whole on the current sad state of Tibet. We believe that such remarks will serve as an impetus for the Chinese authorities to resolve the issue of Tibet to the satisfaction of the Tibetan and the Chinese people.

Beijing accuses the Dalai Lama of advocating Tibet's separation from China. The Dalai Lama says he is seeking greater autonomy for Tibet, not independence.

Last week the Dalai Lama addressed members of European Parliament that he was not calling for independence of Tibet, just more autonomy. the Dalai Lama received a standing ovation from Parliamentarians from across the 27 nation bloc.

Some information for this report was provided by TIBET.NET