Exile Tibetan administration to open Brazil office

Tsewang Phuntso
Mr. Tsewang Phuntso (above) is appointed as the Representative of His Holiness the Dalai Lama at the Office of Tibet, Brazil. (Photo courtesy: Tibet.net)

(TibetanReview.net, Feb27, 2015) – The exile Tibetan administration at Dharamshala, India, has announced Feb 24 that a Tibet House will be established and start functioning in Brazil from Apr 1 this year.

A report on its Tibet.net website did not say in which city the Tibet House will be set up but added that it will function as an Office of Tibet, as the exile administration’s de facto overseas missions are called. Most of the Offices of Tibet are located in the capitals of the countries in which they have been set up.

The report said the office will handle the exile administration’s relations in the countries of South America. It will he headed by Mr Tsewang Phuntso with designation as the Dalai Lama’s representative. He is currently the Liaison officer for Latin America in the Office of Tibet, Washington, DC.

The exile administration currently runs offices of Tibet in different names in 10 countries, namely India (New Delhi), USA (Washington, DC); Switzerland (Geneva); Japan (Tokyo), UK (London), Australia (Canberra), France (Paris), Russian Federation (Moscow), South Africa (Pretoria), and Taiwan (Taipei), according to a yet-to-be-updated information on the Tibet.net website it also runs offices in Brussels (Belgium), which looks after the Paris Office, and Kathmandu (Nepal), while Zurich-based Mr Kelsang Gyaltsen is the Special Representative of His Holiness the Dalai Lama to Europe. It also ran an Office of Tibet in Hungary (Budapest) for some years, but later closed it down.



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