Special Envoy Familiarises WMD with Dharamsala’s China Policy
Dharamsala, 3 February: The World Movement for Democracy, which opened Sunday in South Africa, had the special envoy of His Holiness the Dalai Lama as one of the main speakers on its opening day. Unlike other world forums, the WMD usually gives little opportunity for the participants and attendants to propagate their ideas and views for support. But this year’s WMD was very different in that Mr. Lodi Gyari, the Special Envoy of His Holiness the Dalai Lama, spoke about the exile Tibetan administration and His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s efforts to enter into a mutually acceptable solution to the vexed issue of Tibet and the policy of the exile Tibetan administration visavis China.
Talking to Voice of Tibet, Mr. Jampal Chosang, His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s representative in South Africa, said that the forum did not allow any sort of political act like hoisting of flags and pasting of wall posters etc. But Mr. Gyari’s opening address to the conference, he said, was in itself a success as he could inform the participants of the conference about the improving relations between Dharamsala and Beijing ever since the deadlock between the two was broken with the first ever visit of a Tibetan delegation to Tibet and China in more than a decade.
Among other activities including an interview by the South African Broadcasting Corporation, Mr. Gyari will also meet with officials at the South African Foreign Ministry. He has met with the members of the South African Tibet Support Group. Also attending this conference of the World Movement for Democracy are ATPD Vice Chairperson Gyari Dolma, Representative Jampal Chosang, TYC general Secretary Chunang Tsultrim Dorjee and former TYC President Tsetan Norbu.