November 28, 2017
Published By Tenzin Saldon

Members of Tibetan parliament testifies at the Human Rights Subcommittee of the European Parliament. Photo/Tibetan Parliamentary Secretariat

Dharamshala: As per the recent Tibetan Parliamentary delegation’s departure to the European countries to meet its parliamentarians as well as Tibet support groups and seek support for the Tibet’s cause, the member has reached the capital of Belgium, Brussels on 21 November.

The delegation engaged in questions and answer session with a media personnel of Le Soir (The Evening), a daily newspaper in Belgium on the issues pertaining to the urgent situations inside Tibet, in particular the Central Tibetan Administration of exiled Tibetan community the very next day.

at the Human Rights Subcommittee of the European Parliament

The delegation also met with the Special Envoy of European Union’s Freedom to Religion/Belief and discussed in length about the critical situation inside Tibet, highlighting the deteriorating rights and freedom of religion and belief. They answered numerous questions posed. Thereafter, chaired by a member of European parliament, four members of Tibet Interest Group and eleven representatives of the members of European parliamentarians took part in a discussion on the pressing Tibet-related issues with the delegation.

Later in the evening, Representative Tashi Phuntsok, staff of the Office of Tibet, Belgium and members of Tibet Interest Group (TIG), International Campaign for Tibet (ICT), Tibetan community of Belgium, Tibetan Women Association (TWA) as well as the respective Chairmen of the Regional Tibet Provinces met together for a cocktail reception, organised by ICT.

Tibetan parliamentary delegation presenting a memento to MEP Thomas Mann.

On 23 November, the delegation testified to the critical and urgent situations inside Tibet in the European Parliament and later, engaged in active discussion with four members of Belgium Ministry of Foreign Affairs. They assured the delegation of establishing Tibet support groups.

The next day, they visited and paid respect to the Tibetan Centre Yeunten Ling in Huy nearby Liege (Belgium), the constant facilitator of every support to the Tibetan community and thereafter, they left for Holland.

-Report filed by Tibetan Parliamentary Secretariat-

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