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07 July, 2005

Statement by special envoy of Dalai Lama as 4th rounds of talks with China conclude

Several web sites have released a lengthy statement from Kasur Lodi Gyari, Head Of The Tibetan Delegation For The Fourth Round Of Meetings With The Chinese Leadership. The talks were held in Berne, Switzerland on 30 June and 01 July, and were attended by a five member delegation from the Dalai Lama, and Vice Minister Zhu Weiqun (deputy head of the United Front Work Department of the Chinese Communist Party) and his six-member delegation.

The discussions were concrete and substantive, and held in a cordial, frank, and business-like atmosphere. Obviously, major differences on a number of issues, including on some fundamental ones, continue to remain.
Read the entire release at the International Campaign for Tibet web site, TibetNet,, AP Asia Online, Voice Of America web site. Also available is a statement from the May 38-June 05, 2003 delegation meeting, available at

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