Talks between envoys of the Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama and the Chinese authorities to seek a solution to the vexed Tibetan issue began in Shenzhen in China on Sunday.
"The talks between China and the Dalai Lama's envoys Lody Gyari and Kelsang Gyaltsen which started today will continue for the next two-three days", the Tibetan spiritual leader's secretary Tenzin Takhla told PTI on the phone.
"We hope China is serious about the talks" (for finding a solution to the vexed Tibetan issue), Takhla said.
The envoys are expected to come back to Dharamsala by Wednesday-Thursday next and brief the Dalai Lama on the talks, he said, adding, it is only after their return that the Tibetan temporal head would voice his reaction on the subject.
Under pressure from world leaders, China recently agreed to hold talks with envoys of the Dalai Lama on the Tibet issue following which the Tibetan spiritual leader deputed Gyari and Gyaltsen as his representatives for holding a dialogue with Chinese authorities.
While Lody Gyari is the Dalai Lama's special envoy in the US, Kelsang Gyaltsen officiates in the same capacity in Belgium.
The two had participated in the previous six rounds of talks between China and the representatives of the Tibetan leader in the past of which the last one was held in February last year.