DHARAMSHALA: A two-member Brazilian Parliamentary delegation visited the Tibetan Parliament-in-Exile yesterday and met the Deputy Speaker Khenpo Sonam Tenphel and other members of the Parliament. MPs Walter Feldman and Pastor Eurico are the president and Vice -president of the Brazil Tibet Support Group respectively.
During their meeting, Deputy Speaker Khenpo Sonam Tenphel apprised the visiting MPs about the evolution of Tibetan democracy and the critical situation prevailing inside Tibet, particularly the massive influx of Han Chinese population into Tibet. He also talked about the Chinese government’s repressive policies against Tibetan people’s rights to preserve and promote their language, culture and religion.
The Deputy Speaker urged that dialogue is the only solution to solve the Tibet issue, referring to an article published by a Hong Kong daily earlier this year, where a top Chinese intellectual has called for an open and meaningful dialogue between His Holiness and the Chinese government to solve the Tibetan problem.
The two parliamentarians assured their continued support to the Tibetan cause and pledged to invite representatives from the Tibetan parliament to visit the Brazilian parliament.