Denmark: The 16th Tibetan parliamentary delegation, composed of parliamentarians Mr. Dhondup Tashi, Mr. Lobsang Choejor and led by Mrs. Tsering Youdon, concludes its advocacy in Denmark after Norway.
Upon their arrival in Copenhagen, Denmark on Oct 7, they were accorded warm welcome by Secretary of Tibetan community in Denmark and Mr. Anders Hojmark Anderson, the President of Tibet Support Group and thereafter, discussed on their program’s schedule.
On Oct 8, the Tibetan parliamentary delegates called on Ane Halsboe Jorgensen, Socialist Democrats, Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee and Holger K.Neilsen,(Socialist people’s party), Former Minister of Foreign Affairs, Member of the Foreign Affairs Committee. They spent almost two hours to discuss on the agenda of their visit. They were later taken to visit their parliamentary house, during which the Tibetan delegates were informed on their parliamentary procedure, their constitution etc.
Later that night, a small congregation of around 40 attendees including the members of Tibetan communities, journalist, academicians and broad members of the Danish Tibet organizations was held at Vartov (Kredsen). There, the respective three Tibetan parliamentary delegates briefed the gathering on the evolution of Tibetan democracy in exile, the urgent situation inside Tibet and on the policy of the Middle-Way Approach. Thereafter, they engaged in an interactive question-answer session with the attendees.
On Oct 9, they were taken to visit and tour TV2, a government-owned subscription television station, based in Odense, Funen and the second largest television station in Denmark. Over there, they were informed on the office’s modus operandi and their service to the society by disseminating respective news and sports news.
Thereafter, they called on the First Deputy Mayor, Mr. Tim Vermund Andersen (Social Democrats) and the Second Deputy Mayor Ms. Prenille Bendixen, (Danish People’s Party) at Odense City Hall. They informed the delegates that despite the difference of their political party, they stand together in their support for the cause of Tibet and their respect for His Holiness the Dalai Lama as they welcomed them together into their Hall and introduced them to its functioning. They later held a brief meeting to discuss on the agenda of their visit.
The Tibetan parliamentary delegation is currently in Copenhagen, continuing with their official program