Dharamshala: Independent legislator and Chair of the Taiwanese parliamentary group for Tibet Freddy Lim said on Wednesday that His Holiness the Dalai Lama should be allowed to visit Taiwan without any restriction from China during the founding event of the Taiwan Parliament Group for Tibet.
Mr Freddy Lim was speaking during the press conference held for the newly formed parliamentary group for Tibet in Taiwan Legislative Yuan. MP Lim explained the aims and objectives for establishing the parliamentary group and said that the group aims toward collaborating and consolidating efforts to highlight the issue of Tibet in Taiwan as well as on the international platform.
Chairman Lim also called for an ‘open attitude’ from the Taiwan government regarding ‘future visits of His Holiness the Dalai Lama’ since His Holiness has over the past decade made several visits to the country.
The newly formed parliamentary group for Tibet consists of representatives of various political parties and participated by 46 MPs who had registered for the group.
Freddy Lim added that that new group at the Legislative Yuan will coordinate with similar organisations overseas to help defend the human rights and freedom for Tibet.
The participants also assured their commitment to stand against Chinese expansionist ambitions and promised to stand by Tibet, Xinjiang, and hong kong in their struggle for freedom, human rights, and democracy.
The formation for the Taiwanese parliamentary group for Tibet was first announced in 2012 by MP Ms. Hsiao Bi-Khim who was also the Vice-chair of the parliamentary group. On 27 October 2016, the group was established under the leadership of Chairman Mr. Freddy Lim.
The Taiwanese parliamentary group for Tibet is a bipartisan group of parliamentarians from across the Taiwan political spectrum whose primary aim is to raise Tibet issue in Taiwan as well in the international community.