Paris, 27 October: Mr Tashi Phuntsok, Representative of His Holiness the Dalai Lama at the Bureau du Tibet, Brussels today called on Mr Michel Raison, the President of the Tibet Group in the French Senate. The Representative was accompanied by Secretary of the Bureau du Tibet, Paris Mr Tsering Dhondup.
During an hour long meeting, the two sides discussed on the issues ranging from strengthening of collaboration in the French Parliament, future course of action and sharing of information vis-à-vis situation inside Tibet.
Mr Michel Raison was joined by his Parliamentary Assistant Ms Charlotte Braud, and Mr Theirry Munier, the Administrative Secretary of the Tibet Group in the French upper house.
The Senate Tibet Group, officially known as International Group of Information on Tibet, was created in year 2000 and currently has 22 members representing all sections of the French political parties.
Since its inception, the Group has been able to lead two delegations to Dharamshala in May 2005, and May 2013.
A four member delegation representing the Group had also visited Lhasa in August 2006, “to listen to the official position of the Chinese leadership on the question of Tibet, and to examine the economic, social and cultural situation in Tibet Autonomous region,” according to a release by the Group after the visit.
The Senate Group has been able to host, despite growing pressure, His Holiness the Dalai Lama at the French Senate, during his recent visit to Paris on 14 September this year.
-Report filed by the Bureau du Tibet-