Swiss Delegation visit and Press Conference

Swiss delegation on the following day of their visit to Dharamsala, they were introduced to the democratisation of Tibetan community structures at Gangkyi and around Dharamsala. They were updated on the current Tibetan situation. Particularly, they met with Speaker and had an interactive session. They also had session with various Tibetan institutions and Non-governmental organisations.

On 31st March, a press conference at Lhakpa Tsering Memorial Hall at Department of Infirmation and International Relations was held by Swiss Delegation. On behalf of Swiss Parliamentarian, Ms. Maya Graf extended her appreciation to Tibetan Parliament-in-Exile for organising their visit to different sections of Tibetan diasporas and appreciated the extra ordinary democratic set up in exile. Swiss Parliamentarian Ms. Barbara Gysi added that through this visit they were more imparted with Tibetan issues and the functioning of the exile Tibetan administration. She further added that it is the responsible of Swiss government to protect Tibet’s environment and to support the Middle Way Approach thereby pushing the Chinese government to resume the Sino-Tibetan dialogue process.

The President of Swiss Tibetan Friendship Community, Mr. Thomas Buchli emphasised that the support of Swiss Parliamentary Group proclam the message of hope to Tibetan people inside Tibet and to indicate the growing supporters to Tibet issue to the Chinese government. He stated that, at the recent 58th Tibetan Uprising Day in Switzerland, 24 Swiss Parliamentarians had held Tibet’s flag in their hand to show solidarity with Tibet cause. Not only this, during the visit of Chinese premier Xi Jinping to Switzerland, four Swiss Tibetan Organisations forwarded a letter of appeal to the Chinese government to re-open the Sino-Tibetan dialogue process, through Swiss government which was personally presented to Chinese President.

Swiss Delegation concluded their visit programme on 31st March and departed in the morning from Dharamsala on 1st April, 2017.