By Tsering Choephel
DHARAMSALA, 09 June: Highlighting the critical situation inside Tibet and to seek support in the resolution of the Tibet-China conflict, a joint delegate of Central Tibetan Administration’s (CTA) Kashang (Cabinet) and Parliament held a three-day joint diplomatic outreach initiative in New Delhi.
The delegates, grouped into three each led by Sikyong Penpa Tsering, Speaker Khenpo Sonam Tenphel and Kalon(Kalon) Norzin Dolma held meetings with high-ranking diplomats of about 17 countries from 5 – 7 June, reported Tibet.net, the CTA’s official website.
Addressing a joint press conference held by Kashang and the Tibetan Parliament in Exile (TPiE) on Wednesday in New Delhi, the Speaker of the TPiE, Khenpo Sonam Tenphel stated that advocacy of the critical situation inside Tibet and to seek support in the resolution of the Tibet-China conflict is the core objective of the just concluded joint diplomatic outreach initiative in the India capital.
“This joint advocacy of CTA was extremely successful in engaging with top diplomats of the world’s leading powers and garnering support for the Tibet issue”, the Speaker added.
High-ranking diplomats of countries that include the US, Czech Republic, Lithuania and Taiwan have shared concerns over China’s sinicising policies through mass DNA collection drive and enforcing boarding schools for Tibetans inside Tibet, the report says.
The speaker said that the diplomats assured they would notify the propositions of Tibetan delegates to their respective governments.
The diplomats have also assured their continued support for the Tibetan freedom movement.
Additionally, the Tibetan delegation also met with the lawmakers from the Rajya Sabha and the Lok Sabha -the Parliament of India- to discuss issues related to Tibet and the Tibetan people.