Ottawa, June 13: On the third day of Tibet advocacy in Canadian Capital Ottawa, members of Tibetan Parliamentary delegation comprising of Ven. Tenpa Yarphel, Mr. Dhondup Tashi, Mr. Mingyur Dorjee, Ms. Namgyal Dolkar and North-America Tibetan parliamentarians Mrs. Pema Chagzoetsang and Mr.Tsewang Rigzin met Senator Ngo, member of Senate Committee on Human Rights, in the morning and called on MP Randall Garrison, Co-Chair of Parliamentary Friends of Tibet in the afternoon at the Parliamentary Hill in Ottawa.
The Tibetan Parliamentarians discussed many important issues and apprised the Senator and the MP that Tibet is not accessible to outside world and Canadians, especially Tibetan Canadians are not allowed to visit Tibet to meet their families and relatives. They urged the lawmakers to adopt reciprocal measures to counter such action by the Chinese Government reasoning that reciprocity is the basis of diplomatic relation. Appeal letters and mementos were also presented to the respective dignitaries.
The Parliamentarians were taken on a guided tour of the iconic parliament building and visited Canada Tibet Committee Office. In the evening, Office of Tibet hosted a dinner reception for CTA President Dr Lobsang Sangay and the Tibetan parliamentary delegation.
– Report filed by OOT Washington DC –