Brussels: Yesterday on 8 November, Representative Tashi Phuntsok called on Ms Molly Scott-Cato, a Green MEP from the UK and one of the four Vice-Chairs of the Tibet Interest Group in the European Parliament. Ms Rigzin Choedon Genkhang, EU Advocacy Officer accompanied the Representative.
Ms Harriet Clayton, MEP Scott-Cato’s assistant and her intern Ms Hannah Conway were also present.
In the hour-long meeting, the Representative expressed his gratitude for the continued support of MEPs for Tibet. He also brought to her attention the vital role of the European Union and the European Parliament on the issue of Tibet. He further informed her on the various visits of His Holiness the Dalai Lama, including the current visit in Japan.
They also discussed a wide range of activities to be carried out in the European Parliament in the near future, including and in particular, the upcoming visit of Ms Nyima Lhamo, the niece of late Tenzin Deleg Rinpoche, to Belgium and France.
Ms Scott-Cato expressed her personal joy on having had an audience with His Holiness the Dalai Lama during his recent visit to the country. She was pleased, in fact, was positive about the formation of informal group of the Assistants of MEPs. She promised to explore additional networking for Tibet amongst her Green group MEPs.
This meeting is in continuation of other previous meetings with members of European Parliament to promote and present Tibet issue more strongly and effectively in the European Parliament.
-Report filed by Bureau du Tibet-