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22 october 2012 003Paris, 19 October: Special Representative to Europe Mr Kelsang Gyaltsen today met with Under Secretary Mario Otero, the US Sepcial Coordinator for Tibet issue in Paris, who was in the city to inform her counterparts in Europe about US's policy on Tibet issue.

Mr Keslang Gyaltsen was accompanied by Mr. Ngodup Dorjee, Representative of His Holiness the Dalai Lama for EU, Western Europe and Maghreb.

During an hour long discussion, the Special Representative briefed Under Secretary Otero on the situation of Tibet issue in Europe, underscoring the problems and challenges faced, and made some important points of suggestion for consideration.

From her part, the US Special Coordinator for Tibet issue highlighted the key issues and concerns of the US administration regarding Tibet and assured her continued support.

Under Secretary Maria Otero was appointed as the Special Coordinator for Tibet issues on October 1, 2009, by Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton.

The first Special Coordinator for Tibet Issues was appointed in 1997, which was later mandated by the Tibetan Policy Act of 2002 indicating United State's commitment to a negotiated resolution on Tibet that preserves the distinct religious, cultural and linguistic heritage of the Tibetan people.