Kalon Takla successfully ends Denmark visit, heads for Norway
Wednesday, 16 April 2008, 2:29 p.m.
|Kalon Kesang Y Takla/File Photo|
Kalon Kesang Y Takla, Kalon for the Department of Information and
International Relations of the Central Tibetan Administration
successfully concluded Tuesday her two-day Denmark leg of Europe visit,
and embarked on her next visit to Norway.
On Monday morning, 14 April, Kalon Takla met three members of
the Danish parliamentary Foreign Policy Committee, former foreign
minister Mr Mogens Lykketoft, now foreign affairs spokesperson for
Social Democrats and vice chairman of the Foreign Policy Committee and
Mr Jeppe Kofod of Social Democrats and Mr Kim Behnke of the
During the meeting, she was asked questions on what Denmark
support Tibet to limit the large influx of Chinese immigrants into
After the meeting, she met two political secretaries of the
Socialist People’s Party (SF), including Mr Claus Perregaard, who was
instrumental for inviting Mrs Takla to Denmark. Mr Perregarrd offered
his suggestions to extend his support to the Central Tibetan
She gave an interview to the member magazine of SF and
discussed the press coverage and future cooperation between SF and the
Tibet Support Committee.
In the afternoon, she spoke to Politiken, one of the 3 biggest
newspapers in Denmark, and then interacted with two independent
television journalists, Bo Tengberg and Soren Hadsund Mortensen, who
are preparing a documentary film on torture in Tibet.
On the same day, she met members of the Tibet Support Committee.
On Tuesday morning, Kalon Takla met with the assistant State
Secretary Mr. Carsten Nilaus Pedersen at the Ministry of Foreign
Affairs. She also met Lars Normann Jorgensen, director of the Danish
Amnesty International chapter and Ms Hanne Pilegaard. Amnesty’s head of
campaign and policy.
Later in the day, she met with three officials of the
Confederation of Danish Industries – the deputy director general Mr
Thomas Bustrup, the head of their department on international policies
and a China expert. She briefed them on the situation in Tibet and
asked them to take up the issue of Tibet with their Chinese trading
partners on any suitable occasion.
According to Tibet Support Committee in Denmark, “Kalon Takla
has made a strong impression on people she has met here and has
contributed very much to the general understanding of the situation in
Tibet as well as to what Denmark and the Danish people can do to
support the non-violent struggle of Tibet.”
–Based on report filed by Anders H. Andersen, Tibet Support Committee, Denmark