Dharamsala: Exiled Tibetan PM Lobsang Sangay on Tuesday expressed willingness to engage with Chinese government, while upholding Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama's 'middle-way approach'.
"The envoys of the Dalai Lama are ready to engage in dialogue with their Chinese counterparts any time and any place," Sangay said on the 59th anniversary of the Tibetan National Uprising Day.
Retreating the commitment of Tibetans to the 'middle-way approach' of Lama and not seeking a separate state but genuine autonomy within China for Tibetans, he said, "In order to realise genuine autonomy for the Tibetan people, the Task Force, an advisory body to the cabinet held a conclave in the first week of January."
It undertook an in-depth discussion on the political developments in?Tibet on issues relating to the future of dialogue with the Chinese leadership and on developments in the larger international political landscape, he said in a statement.
"We believe that all people in the People's Republic of China would?benefit from the fruits of dialogue and urge the Chinese government to?seize the opportunity to further engage with the Dalai Lama," the democratically-elected political leader said.
Tibetan parliament speaker Penpa Tsering, in a separate statement said, "There is absolutely no change in our resolve to seek a negotiated solution through the 'middle-way approach', which is mutually beneficial to China and Tibet, as part of our efforts to?resolve the current critical situation in Tibet and the wider issue of Tibet."
Official sources said China and the Dalai Lama's envoys have held nine?rounds of talks since 2002 to resolve the Tibetan issue.
The last round of talks was held in Beijing in January 2010 and since then there has been a deadlock between the two sides.
The Tibetan administration-in-exile observes anniversary of Tibetan Uprising on March 10 every year and demonstrations are held by Tibetans across the country.