Speaker and Deputy Speaker of Tibetan Parliament-in-Exile meet members and donors of ITC Europe

Speaker Pema Jungney and Deputy Speaker Acharya Yeshi Phuntsok along with members and donors of International Campaign for Tibet Europe on 31 October, 2019

Dharamsala: Speaker Pema Jungney and Deputy Speaker Acharya Yeshi Phuntsok of Tibetan Parliament-in-Exile met members and donors of the International Campaign for Tibet (ICT), Europe earlier today at the Speaker’s office.

The Speaker and Deputy Speaker thanked ICT for organizing campaigns for Tibet on international platform and for supporting Tibet issue until now.They explicated on the evolution of Tibetan democratic polity, and features of unicameral system of democracy or no-party system.

They further spoke on the changing numbers in the composition of members of parliament in the past and on the current composition of the members of Tibetan Parliament-in Exile.

Thereafter, they also explained the two sessions of the 16th Tibetan Parliament-in-Exile, i.e. Budget Session in March and General Session in September and the Standing Committee, which is divided into three sections, i.e. Gundrel (Finance), Political and Administration.

They then spoke on the visitation program of Tibetan Parliament-in-Exile to different countries to meet officials, lawmakers, and think tanks to garner support for the cause of Tibet.

Speaker and Deputy Speaker also talked on the 153 self-immolation of Tibetans and expressed concern over the critical situation inside Tibet.

They spoke on the memorandum submitted during the 8th round of dialogue between the envoys of His Holiness the Dalai Lama and China on gaining genuine autonomy for the Tibetans.

Members and donors of International Campaign for Tibet, Europe asked questions related to Tibet’s issue to Speaker and Deputy Speaker and they assured their full support for the cause of Tibet.

Finally they visited the Parliament hall.

Speaker Pema Jungney welcoming Christa Meindersma, Advocacy and Communication Director of ICT Europe

Deputy Speaker Acharya Yeshi Phuntsok speaking to the members and donors of ICT Europe

Christa Meindersma, Advocacy and Communication Director of ICT Europe asking question to Speaker and Deputy Speaker

Speaker Pema Jungney speaking to the members and donors of ICT Europe