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The Buddhist representatives of Ceylon, India and Nepal, who visited Mongolia at the invitation of the Most Ven. Kampo Lama of Mongolia in July 1969, met together and decided to hold a meeting of the Asian Buddhists in order to secure peace and friendly cooperation among the Asian Buddhists to top the aggressive war in Vietnam waged by the American imperialists, according to the noble teachings of Lord Buddha.

According to the above-mentioned decisions, friends in Dhamma of Ceylon, India, Nepal, USSR and Mongolia met together in Ulan-Bator in the beginning of December 1969 and unanimously decided that a meeting of Asian Buddhists for promotion of peaceful activities in Asia should be held in Ulan-Bator, the capital of the Mongolian People's Republic 11-13 June 1970.

The aim of that meeting would be the following:

  • to promote the brotherly cooperation among the Asian Buddhists for the preservation of peace and tranquility in Asia
  • to support the Vietnamese people's just struggle for peace and against the aggressive war waged by the American imperialists.

The participants of this gathering set up a Preparatory Committee to organise the above-mentioned meeting of the Asian Buddhists under the Chairmanship of the Most Ven. Gabju S. Gombojab, Kampo Lama of the Gandantekchenling Monastery in Ulan-Bator with the representatives of Ceylon, India, Nepal and the USSR.

Signed by the participants

  • Ven. Sumanatissa Thero, President of Sri Lanka Buddhist Congress of Ceylon
  • Ven. Amritananda Thero, President of the Young Buddhist Council of Nepal
  • Ven. Gunaratana Thero, Representative of Mahabodhi Society of India
  • Prof. S. Dylykov, Representative of the Buddhists of the USSR, Vice President of WFB
  • Ven. S. Gombojab, Kampo Lama of the Gandantekchenling Monastery
  • the city of Ulan-Bator, 5 December 1969