Second Political Discussion Forum titled Middle-Way Approach in Brussels
Tuesday, 29 August 2006, 11:00 AM
|From Right: Mr. Jampal Chosang, Ven Lama Karta, and former political prisoners Ms. Gyaltsen Dolker,and Ms. Namdrol Lhamo
Brussels: Last Saturday the EU Coordination Office organised the second political discussion forum titled Middle-Way Approach of His Holiness the Dalai Lama for Tibetans in Belgium at Nalanda Institute and invited Mr. Jampal Chosang, Representative of His Holiness the Dalai Lama in France, as a guest speaker to the forum.
The forum was opened with a welcome speech by Ms. Tenzin Wangmo Dunchu,
Coordinator of the EU Coordination Office, and introduced the new elected board members of the Tibetan community, for whom a kathak was offered by Representative Jampal Chosang.
Mr. Jampal Chosang briefed the participants with a resume of the Middle-Way Approach starting from the 17-Point Agreement in 1951 up to the direct contact between His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s envoys and the Chinese leadership. This was followed by a question-and-answer session and a lively discussion.
Participants shared thoughts on practical issues like how to support the Middle-Way Approach, status of genuine autonomy for Tibetans, the existing majority of Chinese population and their future political involvement etc. The young participants unanimously agreed the Middle-Way Approach as the best solution to solve the long-standing Tibetan issue.
The first political discussion forum on the importance of democratic system–rights and duties was held on 26 June 2006.
The third forum titled Essence of Buddhism will be on 29 October 2006. The political discussion forum will be held on a two-month regular basis.
Report submitted by Bureau du Tibet, Brussels (EU Coordination Office)
(www.tibet.net is the official website of the Central Tibetan Administration of His Holiness the Dalai Lama.)