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Exile Tibetan leader briefs South African lawmakers about Tibet situation

CTA President Dr Lobsang Sangay with Hon John Steenhuisen, MP and Chief Whip of the Democratic Alliance party, and Sandy Kalyan, MP of South Africa. (Photo courtesy: tibet.net)
CTA President Dr Lobsang Sangay with Hon John Steenhuisen, MP and Chief Whip of the Democratic Alliance party, and Sandy Kalyan, MP of South Africa. (Photo courtesy: tibet.net)

(TibetanReview.net, Feb09, 2018) – President Lobsang Sangay of the Central Tibetan Administration (CTA) at Dharamshala, India, has, on Feb 7 met with South African lawmakers John Steenhuisen and Sandy Kalyan in Cape Town. Steenhuisen is the Chief Whip of the Democratic Alliance party.

CTA’s Tibet.net suggested in a report Feb 8 that it was a meeting to brief the South African lawmakers about the situation in Tibet today whose tragedy is underlined by the protest self-immolation by 151 Tibetans in Tibet since Feb 2009.

President Lobsang Sangay was stated to have urged the two political leaders to take a special initiative to form a Parliamentarian Support Group for Tibet in the South African parliament. He has also extended an invitation to them to visit Dharamshala. The MPs were reported to have assured support for the Tibet cause.

The Tibet.net report said Dr Sangay also briefed the members of the Tibet Support Groups in the country about the critical situation in Tibet. He has accused China of misusing its economic ties to overshadow the democratic value and principle of other nations.

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