Sikyong Penpa Tsering, accompanied by Representative Sonam Frasi, reached Riga, Latvia, on Sunday afternoon, 28 January 2024, following some more media engagements and meeting with an Estonian Think Tank during the weekend. Janis Skuja, chair of TSG in Latvia, warmly received the Tibetan delegation at the airport.
On Sunday evening, Honourable Sikyong participated in a public dialogue on ‘Law, Ethics and Morality’ hosted by the well-known actor Artur Smolyaninov, a Russian dissident in Latvia, at the Splendid Palace. The audience showed great interest and asked interesting questions, including a few from young children, covering a range of issues about belongingness; heritage; culture and language preservation; Latvians’ support for Tibet; Tibet at United Nations; trappings of power, altruism and responsibility; Central Tibetan Administration and the Tibetan diaspora etc. The day ended late with another interview with a Latvian media after the public talk.
Today, Sikyong is meeting the members of media and engage in meetings followed by a Tibetan film screening and Q&A session at the Riga City Council.
–Filed by Office of Tibet, London