Brussels, Belgium: Mr. Tashi Phuntsok, Representative of Office of Tibet, Brussels met with a Member of European Parliament (MEP) Mr. Tomas Zdechovsky in the latter’s office on 10 September.
Mr. Phuntsok greeted the MEP with a traditional Tibetan scarf and congratulated him on his re-election to the European Parliament. Mr. Phuntsok had met him before and had discussed re-establishment of Tibet Inter Group (TIG) in the European Parliament.
Once again they re-assessed the situation and discussed ways to further the case. Other projects and events were also discussed. Mr. Zdecovsky assured his full support for all issues on Tibet. He insisted that more support should be also shown to all other people’s under Chinese subjugation, namely, South Mongolia; Taiwan, Hong Kong, etc.
Mr. Zdechovsky is from the Czech Republic and from the European People’s Party (EPP), the biggest party in the European Parliament.
EPP has been at the forefront of the parties supporting Tibet in the European Parliament for so many years. Meanwhile, European Union President-Elect Ms. Ursula von der Leyen announced her choice of the new top team at the Commission. Being herself the first female President of the Commission her team is said to be also most gender diverse – 13 females and 14 males. Her team will have to be approved by the European Parliament before 31 October. She will assume her office on the 1 November.
The European Union and the European Parliament have now re-assembled after the summer holidays. Stiff political issues will be dealt in earnest as the Union’s new top officials will have to take over the leadership in the coming months.
-Filed by Office of Tibet, Brussels