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Tibetan Prime Minister Committed to Dialogue Process with China


Elected head of Tibetan Administration Lobsang Sangay speaks at a press conference Wednesday on completion of one year in office
Tibetans in Dharamsala marked the elected Tibetan Prime Minister-in-exile's first year in office with an official ceremony followed by prayers for the latest self-immolators.

The elected Tibetan Prime Minister-in-exile reiterated his commitment to the dialogue process with China on Tibet issue in a press conference convened Wednesday.

"We are committed to the middle-way approach and the dialogue process to resolve the Tibet issue on the basis of mutual benefit," Lobsang Sangay said on completing a year in office.

The 43-year-old Harvard educated legal scholar sworn in on August 8th last year as head of the Tibetan government in exile, replacing the Dalai Lama as the movement's political leader.

The global community of Tibetan exiles elected Harvard-educated legal scholar as its next prime minister in April last year. Sangay won 55 percent of the votes cast in March by more than 50,000 exiled Tibetans living in dozens of countries.

The exile government has operated from Dharamsala since 1959, when the Dalai Lama fled Tibet after a failed uprising against Chinese rule.

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