DHARAMSHALA: Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has called on Chinese government to hold a “serious dialogue” on the issue of Tibet during her meeting with Chinese Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi at the ASEAN Summit in Cambodia.
At a special briefing in Phnom Penh on 12 July, a senior US administrative official stated: “…And the Secretary, as is the case in all circumstances, raised both human rights issues, specific cases, and called on the Chinese to continue a serious dialogue with the Dalai Lama. I think the meeting was productive, very candid, and I think there is a clear determination that China wants to be able to find common cause with the United States on a host of issues. And I think the Secretary reciprocated.”
“I think, as befitting an increasingly global relationship, the two ministers talked about every specific matter before us: Iran, Syria, cyber issues, the DPRK, all the Asia Pacific Region — they welcomed upcoming high-level diplomacy,” the official said.