- Tashi Wangdi
Tashi Wangdi is the Representative to the Americas for the
Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso. He has held that position since April 16, 2005. [ [http://www.tibet.com/NewsRoom/ootny1.htm Kasur Tashi Wangdi appointed Representative to Americas] , Tibet.com, March 31, 2005.] Since 1966 he has served the Central Tibetan Administration, Tibet's government-in-exile. He has held the position of kalon, or Cabinet Minister, in virtually every major department, including the Department of Religion and Culture, Department of Home, Department of Education, Department of Information and International Relations, Department of Security, and Department of Health.
Before assuming his current position, Wangdi was the Dalai Lama's representative to the Indian government in .
"We are seeking a solution within the framework of the
Chinese Constitutionfor a meaningful autonomy," said Wangdi of his government's status. "Until we are able to achieve that goal, we effectively have a government in exile with a charter —a Constitution. In that charter, His Holiness is effectively head of state, and the prime minister is head of government." [ [http://en.wikinews.org/wiki/Dalai_Lama%27s_representative_talks_about_China%2C_Tibet%2C_Shugden_and_the_next_Dalai_Lama Interview with Tashi Wangdi] , David Shankbone, " Wikinews", November 14, 2007.]
* [http://www.tibetoffice.org/en/index.php?url_channel_id=&url_publish_channel_id=160&url_subchannel_id=59&well_id=2&cat_free_id=151 Profile at the Office of Tibet]
* [http://www.cecc.gov/pages/roundtables/2006/20060313/TashiWangdi.php Statement to the Congressional-Executive Commission on China] on "The China-Dalai Lama Dialogue: Prospects for Progress", March 13, 2006.
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