Oslo, 7 November 2018: A three-member Tibetan Parliamentary delegation led by Tsering Youdon, and comprising Dhondup Tashi and Lobsang Choejor today completed their short visit to Norway – first on their two-nation official visit to Scandinavia.
The Norwegian Tibet Committee and the Tibetan Community in Norway jointly hosted the visiting Tibetan parliamentary delegation and made all logistical arrangements. They organised the visit programme, which was coordinated by the Office of Tibet, London.
The delegation arrived at the Oslo airport from Delhi on Sunday, 4th November, where they were welcomed at the airport by the chair and board members of the Tibetan Community in Norway.
Given the current uncertain political situation in Norway, it was difficult to arrange meetings with Norwegian parliamentarians. However, on Tuesday, 6th November, the delegation met with Hon Mona Fageras of the Socialist Left Party at her parliamentary office. The delegation apprised her about the current situation inside Tibet highlighting the lack of religious freedom inside Tibet and the need to protect Tibet’s fragile environment for the world. Speaking about the resolution of the Tibet issue, the delegation mentioned the need for resumption of negotiations between the Chinese leadership and envoys of His Holiness the Dalai Lama, based on the Middle Way Policy, and called on Norway for support on this.
During their two-day official visit program in Norway, the Tibetan parliamentary delegation held several meetings, including with the board members of Norwegian Tibet Committee and its members; with the Tibetan community in Norway; with the Youth Group; Voice of Tibet etc. They also watched the Norwegian Parliament proceedings today from the observer’s balcony.
This afternoon the delegation travels to Denmark for the final leg of their Scandinavia visit.
Overall the visit of the three-member Tibetan parliamentary delegation to Norway helped raise further awareness about the Tibet issue, strengthened the working relationship between the different stakeholders in the Tibet movement and raised the morale of the Tibetans and Tibet supporters alike.
-Filed by Office of Tibet, London