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Exile Tibetan MPs conclude week-long visit to UK

A delegation of four members of the Tibetan Parliament in Exile led by Deputy Speaker Acharya Yeshi Phuntsok has concluded on Mar 11 a week-long visit to the UK. In Picture With Co-Chair of APPGT Rt Hon Tim Loughton MP; and Hon Kerry McCarthy MP & Hon Karen Lee MP after the APPGT meeting. (Photo courtesy: Tibet.net)

(TibetanReview.net, Mar13’19) – A delegation of four members of the Tibetan Parliament in Exile led by Deputy Speaker Acharya Yeshi Phuntsok has concluded on Mar 11 a week-long visit to the UK which included visits to the British Parliament in Westminster and the Scottish Parliament. A meeting with members of the All Party Parliamentary Group for Tibet (APPGT) was held in the UK Parliament on Mar 11.

The meeting was chaired by Rt Hon Tim Loughton, Conservative Party PM and one of the co-chairs of the APPGT. Other who attended it included Hon Kerry McCarthy and Hon Karen Lee, both Labour Party MPs; as well as members of the British public and representatives from Tibet Support Groups in the UK.

Loughton hoped during the hour-long discussions that the success in the US in enacting the Reciprocal Access to Tibet Act could be repeated in the UK.

The day before, the delegation attended the 60th Tibet uprising anniversary which was organized by the Tibet Society, Free Tibet, Students for Free Tibet UK and Tibetan Community in Britain.

On Mar 9, the delegation held discussion with the Tibetan community in Britain.

The Central Tibetan Administration said in its Tibet.net report Mar 12 that the delegation also had the opportunity to meet with government officials. It was not clear which officials the meetings took place with.

Tibet.net earlier reported Mar 6 that the delegation was visiting the Scottish Parliament in Edinburgh that day to attend an exhibition on the 60th Tibet uprising day and for a reception.

The other members of the delegation were Khenpo Jampal Tenzin, Khenpo Kada Ngedup Sonam and Ratsa Sonam Norbu.

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