Secretary Rice encourages dialogue to resolve the issue of Tibet
Tuesday, 25 March 2008, 5:10 p.m.
Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice called on Monday the Chinese
government to hold dialogue with His Holiness the Dalai Lama (File
Dharamshala: The United
States’ Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said on Monday that the US
would encourage the process of dialogue, which is the most sustainable
policy to resolve the issue of Tibet. She was giving a joint press
statement with the Indian External Affairs Minister Pranab Mukerjee in
She said ” violence is not acceptable and the answer for Tibet
is to have a more sustainable policy for the Chinese Government
concerning Tibet, adding that China should exercise restraint to deal
with the current situation in Tibet.”
She further said that His Holiness the Dalai Lama could play a
very favourable role, given his belief in non-violence and his stated
position of seeking genuine autonomy rather than complete independence.