DHARAMSHALA: The Kashag today reaffirmed its commitment to pursue the Middle-Way Approach, describing it as only way way forward to resolve the issue of Tibet and source of growing global support.
“In view of changing situation in Tibet and the world, the Kashag clearly recognises the Middle-Way Approach as the only solution to resolve the problem of Tibet. The growing spotlight on Tibet and support from the international community have resulted from our [Tibetans] pursuit of Middle-Way approach in the interest of both Chinese and Tibetan peoples,” Sikyong Dr Lobsang Sangay said in the floor of the House.
He reiterated that the Middle-Way Approach, as envisioned by His Holiness the Dalai Lama, was democratically approved by the Tibetan Parliament after thorough deliberation by the Tibetan people.
Sikyong said US President Barack Obama expressed his strong support for the Middle-Way Approach in a press statement issued by the White House on 16 July 2011. The US Senate and the European Parliament passed resolutions on Tibet on 29 March and 14 June 2012 respectively, supporting the Middle-Way Approach.
Sikyong said the Central Tibetan Administration will organise programmes and conferences to raise awareness of the international community, including Tibetans and Chinese people, on the Middle-Way Approach.
He said though there is a right to have political stands in a free and democratic society, it is immoral to make baseless and unrealistic criticism and denigration of others’ stand. The Kashag will not hesitate and spare no efforts in dealing with such criticisms in its pursuit of Middle-Way Approach and those who denigrate and misconstrue His Holiness the Dalai Lama. We believe that the members of Tibetan Parliament will cooperate us in our endeavour, he added.
Sikyong informed the Parliament that the Task Force on Sino-Tibetan Negotiations recently held its 26th meeting to explore ways to resolve the Tibet issue through dialogue between His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s representatives and the Chinese leadership.