China angry as CTA President Sangay addressed press with Lithuania’s first post-Soviet President

May 9, 2019 12:43 am0 commentsViews: 87

President Lobsang Sangay of the Central Tibetan Administration (CTA) at Dharamsala, India, met with Tibet supporters in neighbouring Lithuania’s capital Vilnius on May 6, including lawmakers and nationally prominent figures. (Photo courtesy: LRT)

(TibetanReview.net, May08’19) – On his way to attend the 7th World Parliamentarians’ Convention on Tibet in Latvia’s capital Riga, President Lobsang Sangay of the Central Tibetan Administration (CTA) at Dharamsala, India, has met with Tibet supporters in neighbouring Lithuania’s capital Vilnius on May 6, including lawmakers and nationally prominent figures.

At a press conference in the Seimas, the country’s parliament, he was joined by Prof Vytautas Landsbergis, Lithuania’s first post-soviet era head of state, and other MPs. The event was organized by Andrius Navickas, chair of the Provisional Group for Solidarity with Tibetans in the Seimas.

China expectedly condemned the event which was broadcast on Lithuanian national television on prime time for almost four minutes, said CTA on its Tibet.net website May 7.

Later in the evening, President Sangay was stated to have delivered a talk on Geopolitics of China in Europe: Tibet a case study at the Vilnius Institute for Policy Analysis, hosted by Prof Šarūnas Liekis, Professor of Politics.

Sangay was also stated to have met with Prof Dr Dainius Zalimas, President of The Constitutional Court of the Republic of Lithuania. He has requested Zalimas to invite the Tibetan Supreme Justice Commission of the CTA to the gathering of the global constitutional courts.

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