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European parliament’s Tibet group meets to promote issue

(From left) Member of European Parliament (MEP) Laszlo Tokes, MEP Thomas Mann, Representative Tashi Phuntsok and MEP Csaba Sogor. (Photo courtesy: tibet.net)
(From left) Member of European Parliament (MEP) Laszlo Tokes, MEP Thomas Mann, Representative Tashi Phuntsok and MEP Csaba Sogor. (Photo courtesy: tibet.net)

(TibetanReview.net, Oct21, 2016) – The Tibet Interest Group in the European Parliament met in parliament on Oct 18 to discuss the promotion and presentation of the Tibet issue more strongly and effectively in the future. Apart from its President, Mr Thomas Mann, others who attended the meeting included Members of European Parliaments (MEPs) Csaba Sogor and Laszlo Tokes. They were joined by 15 Parliamentary assistants.

Mr Mann gave a brief report of meetings of MEPs with the Dalai Lama and the 7th International Tibet Support Group meeting. Mr Tokes presented a brief report about his participation in the meeting of the Committee on Foreign Affairs of the European Parliament, which was addressed by the Dalai Lama in Strasbourg. And Mr Sogor spoke about his involvements in Tibet related activities both in Brussels and India.

Also attending the meeting were the exile Tibetan administration’s Brussels representative Mr Tashi Phuntsok and its EU Advocacy Officer Rigzin Genkhang. The duo had earlier met with Mr Preda, Vice-Chair of the Subcommittee on Human rights. He was one of the panelists, with the Dalai Lama, during the inauguration of the 7th International Tibet Support Group meeting which was held in mid-September in Brussels.

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