January 27, 2010
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Denmark and Canada Call for Constructive and Meaningful Negotiations on Tibet [Wednesday, 27 January 2010, 9:57 a.m.]


Dharamshala: The
Governments of Denmark and Canada have joined the US and UK in
welcoming the resumption of talks between the envoys of His Holiness
the Dalai Lama and the representatives of the Chinese government.”I
am very satisfied that the negotiations between representatives of the
Dalai Lama and China have now been resumed after a 15 months break. I
therefore again call on both parties to engage themselves
constructively in the negotiations and hope that the dialogue will be
carried through to a result which ensures that Tibetans attain genuine
self-rule, with cultural and religious freedom and respect for human
rights within the framework of the Chinese constitution,” Danish
Foreign Minister Per Stig Møller said. “Dialogue is the only way forward to a peaceful solution to the question of Tibet,” he added.Canada’s
Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Monday issued a statement welcoming the
first meeting in 15 months between representatives of the Chinese
government and His Holiness the Dalai Lama.“Canada has
consistently advocated substantive dialogue between China and the Dalai
Lama or his representatives. I urge the two sides to approach this new
round of talks with a commitment to serious and meaningful dialogue
aimed at resolving outstanding issues in a manner acceptable to both,”
Foreign Affairs Minister Lawrence Cannon said.“The Government
of Canada attaches a great deal of importance to the treatment of
ethnic Tibetans in China, and to their ability to exercise their rights
to freedom of expression, association, spiritual belief and peaceful
protest,” he added.
Related:MEMORANDUM ON GENUINE AUTONOMY FOR THE TIBETAN PEOPLEHis Holiness the Dalai Lama’s Address to Plenary Session of European Parliament

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