Dharamshala: The newly established Permanent Strategy Committee of the 16th Kashag commenced its second meeting today here in Dharamshala. The three-day meeting held from 27-29 July is chaired by Sikyong Penpa Tsering and attended by all the members of the committee including advisors Kasur Tempa Tsering who will virtually attend the meeting, Kasur Dongchung Ngodup (Representative of His Holiness at Tibet Bureau, Delhi), and former special envoy Kelsang Gyaltsen. In attendance were also Secretary Karma Rinchen of Department of Security, Secretary Karma Choeying of Department of Information and International Relations (DIIR), Secretary Dawa Tsering of Tibet Policy Institute (TPI), and political secretary Tashi Gyatso of Kashag Secretariat. Ngawa Tsegyam, Secretary from the Gaden Phodrang office, is also attending the meeting virtually on special invitation.
During this three-day meeting, the Committee will review and discuss progress of the ongoing strategic programs and will deliberate on future advocacy initiatives as per the objectives of the committee.
Subsequent to the dissolution of previous Task Force on Sino-Tibetan Negotiations by the 16th Kashag, this new Permanent Strategy Committee was established in its place. The Committee held its first meeting in November last year in Dharamshala.