Speaker Congratulates Newly Elected President of European Commission

Newly elected President of European Commission, Ursula Von der Leyen

Dharamsala: Speaker of Tibetan Parliament-in-Exile, Pema Jungney wrote to Hon. Ursula Von der Leyen for being elected as the president of the European Commission, offering his congratulation on behalf of Tibetan Parliament-in-Exile and Tibetans in and outside of Tibet.

He wrote, “European Union played an important role in bringing harmony in the world and has contributed to the advancement of peace and reconciliation, democracy and human rights in Europe as well as international scenario.”

He took this opportunity to proffer his gratitude to European Union for the support to the Tibetans by adopting resolutions on Tibet cause, human right violation inside Tibet and to resume dialogue between the Chinese government and the envoy of His Holiness the Dalai Lama, and for organizing hearings on Tibet.

“ Also, a member of European Parliament has called on the European Union to appoint a Special EU Representative on Tibet to reaffirm its strategy to support human rights and democracy, we hope EU will continue to support our cause under your leadership and appoint a special EU representative on Tibet”, he wrote.

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