Swedish delegation visits Tibetan administration at Dharamshala

September 1, 2017 10:07 pm0 commentsViews: 28
Swedish MP Carl Schlyter speaking at the press conference at Lhakpa Tsering hall, DIIR, Dharamshala. (Photo courtesy: tibet.net)

Swedish MP Carl Schlyter speaking at the press conference at Lhakpa Tsering hall, DIIR, Dharamshala. (Photo courtesy: tibet.net)

(TibetanReview.net, Sep01, 2017) – A delegation of three members representing Tibet support communities in Sweden is visiting Dharamshala to acquaint itself better with the issue of Tibet, said the Central Tibetan Administration (CTA) on its Tibet.net website Aug 31. The report said the delegation held its first press conference on Aug 31.

The delegation is led by Mr Carl Schlyter, member of the Swedish Parliament belonging to the Green Party. He is to be the chief guest at the CTA’s commemoration on Sep 2 of the 57th Tibetan Democracy day at the Tsuglakhang courtyard.

He is accompanied by Mr Mattias Bjornerstedt, President of the Swedish Tibet Committee, and Ms Jamyang Choedon, Vice President of the Tibetan community of Sweden.

Mr Schlyter was reported to have praised the CTA’s middle way approach of seeking autonomy for Tibet under Chinese rule, not independence, as “the golden path” which the Swedish people could support.

Mr Bjornerstedt was reported to have explained, “For us, the Tibet issue is not mainly about Tibet itself. It is about what is right and wrong in life and what it is to be human.” He has said the Tibetan method of struggle incorporating dignity, strength, and compassion should be a model for resolving all conflicts in the world.

The Swedish Tibet Friendship Parliamentary group was formed by five MPs – Margareta Cederfelt (M), Kerstin Lundgren (C), Carl Schlyter (MP), Tina Acketoft (L) and Caroline Szyber (KD) – on Mar 28, 2017.

Earlier, on Aug 30, the delegation met with members of the standing committee of the Tibetan parliament in exile led by Deputy Speaker Acharya Yeshi Phuntsok and engaged in a discussion with them on the issues of Tibet.

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