Dharamsala : A four member Parliamentary delegation led by Parliamentarian Mrs Dolma Tsering, Ven Atuk Tsetan, Mr.Dawa Phunkyi and Mr.Ngawang Tharpa has left for the European countries viz., Belgium, France, Netherland and Swiss to meet the members of Parliaments, think tanks as well as to intimate them regarding the situation of Tibet.
On their arrival at the Brussels international airport on 11th Nov, the delegation was welcomed by Mr. Tashi Phuntsok, Representative of Office of Tibet (OoT) in Brussels, President of International Campaign for Tibet and Regional U-tsang Association.
The next day, the delegation attended the meeting organized at Antwerp by Tibetan Community in Belgium. At the meeting, the Vice President of Tibetan Community in Belgium introduced the programs and then Representative Mr. Tashi Phuntsok welcomed the delegation and introduced them to the audience.
The delegation addressed the Tibetan people at the meeting on different topics as per allotted to them. Parliamentarian Mrs. Dolma Tsering elucidated on the Middle way policy and Ven Atuk Tsetan highlighted on the achievements of His Holiness the Dalai Lama while Mr Dawa Phunkyi and Mr.Ngawang Tharpa talked on the evolution of Tibetan democracy and the critical situation inside Tibet as well as conservation of Tibetan language respectively. They also engaged in question answer session. The meeting ended with the concluding speech by the President of the Tibetan Community in Belgium. Later that night, Organizers hosted dinner for the delegation.
The following day, the delegation met with members of the International Campaign for Tibet, who along with Representative Tashi Phuntsok briefed them regarding the European Union’s present policies vis-à-vis Tibet, the past and the ongoing activities of the Office of Tibet, the EU institutions, current situation of EU-China relation and Human Right Policy of European Union.
On 14th Nov, they will engage in question-answer session with the International Campaign for Tibet relating the activities in social network. They will leave for France on the same afternoon at 2 pm.
From 22th to 24th Nov, the program of apprising the situation of Tibet to the members of Parliament and other dignitaries will begin.