Exile Tibetan president meets with Finnish MPs

October 15, 2018 4:58 am0 commentsViews: 51
CTA President Dr Lobsang Sangay at the meeting with Member of Parliament and former Minister Paavo Arhinmaki, Hanna Sarkkinen, Kansanedustaja, Member of parliament and Johanna Kelhu, Eduskuntasiteeri, Riksdagssekreterare Parliamentary Advisor. (Photo courtesy: tibet.net/Sontash)

CTA President Dr Lobsang Sangay at the meeting with Member of Parliament and former Minister Paavo Arhinmaki, Hanna Sarkkinen, Kansanedustaja, Member of parliament and Johanna Kelhu, Eduskuntasiteeri, Riksdagssekreterare Parliamentary Advisor. (Photo courtesy: tibet.net/Sontash)

(TibetanReview.net, Oct14, 2018) – President Lobsang Sangay of the Central Tibetan Administrationc (CTA) at Dharamshala, India, has on Oct 11 met privately with two prominent political leaders during his first visit to Finland on the last leg of his three-nation tour of Europe.

His initial meeting, in the morning, was with Paavo Arhinmaki, an MP of the Left Alliance Parliamentary Group in the Finnish Parliament. Arhinmaki is a former minister of Culture & Sport and also a former leader of the Left Alliance.

Later in the afternoon he met with Satu Hassi, an MP from the Green Party. First elected in 1991, Hassi has formerly been a European Parliament member for 10 years and is also a former leader of the Green Party.

Both the private meetings were held in the respective offices of the two MPs in the Parliament Annex, said the CTA on its Tibet.net website Oct 13.

Sangay was also reported to have spoken on “Legal and political representation of non-state people in politics: Tibet case” to a select audience of students, faculty and public at the University of Helsinki, described as the country’s oldest and largest university. The host was Prof Teivo Teivainen, Professor of World Politics at the University.

He was also stated to have spoken at a separate event, with the subject being on Tibet as a water reservoir of Asia. It was jointly hosted by the Siemenpuu NGO and the Finnish Tibet Committee.

Before Finland he visited the capitals Prague and Bratislava of the Czech Republic and Slovakia respectively.

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