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President Dr Lobsang Sangay with Mayor of City of Prague Mr Zdenek Hrib at the opening ceremony of the 23rd Forum 2000 in Prague, 13 October 2019.

Prague: President Dr Lobsang Sangay attended the opening ceremony of the 23rd Forum 2000 in Prague yesterday evening. The Forum 2000 annual conference is organized by the Forum 2000 Foundation cofounded by the former Czech Republic President Vaclav Havel in 1996.

Among the over 300 guests at the opening ceremony was Zdenek Hrib, Mayor of Prague, Tawakkol Karman, Nobel Laureate and Cofounder of Women Journalists without Chains, Ivan Havel, brother of former Czech President Vaclav Havel, Ven. Thupten Wangchen Tibetan Member of Parliament, Dr Szu-chien Hsu, Taiwan’s Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs and Carl Gershman, President of National Endowment for Democracy (NED).

The president who is on a 3-day visit to Prague will speak on ‘Responsibility as the Ultimate Measure of Human Action at the Zofin Palace Forum Hall today evening. The panel will discuss Former Czech President Vaclav Havel’s notion of human responsibility and its relativity to today’s world where democracies and the spirit of freedom are put to the test. Vesna Pusic, Former Croatian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Haykuhi Harutyunyan, President of Protection of Rights without Borders, and Adam Michnik, Editor-in-Chief of the Gazeta Wyborcza will join President Sangay in the panel discussion.

President Sangay is also scheduled for interviews and meetings with dignitaries today.

The live stream of the panel discussion can be watched here https://www.forum2000.cz/en/video at 06:15 p.m. IST.

-Filed by Communication Officer, Sikyong Office

President Dr Lobsang Sangay with Mr Jakub Klepal (centre), Director of Forum 2000 Foundation and Ivan Havel (left), brother of former Czech President Vaclav Havel, at the opening ceremony of the 23rd Forum 2000.

President Dr Sangay with Tawakkol Karman, Nobel Peace Laureate and Cofounder of Women Journalists without Chains at the opening ceremony of the 23rd Forum 2000.

Members of Tibetan community, Tibet Support Groups led by Representative Chhimey Rigzen and MP Thupten Wangchen receive the President at Václav Havel Airport Prague.

 


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