: The Speaker of the Tibetan Parliament-in-Exile is on a visit to several European countries to meet parliamentarians including MEPs, government officials, Tibet supporters among other important set of engagements.
Before departing for Europe, Speaker Penpa Tsering attended water conference and the Tibetan Parliament-in-Exile’s internal conclave in New Delhi from 18 – 22 November. He also held a meeting with members of the All Party Indian Parliamentarians Forum for Tibet (APIPFT).
The first leg of the visit takes the speaker to Vienna, where he is meeting parliamentarians, foreign office officials, members of the media, and Tibet supporters from 23 – 25 November.
During the second leg of the visit in Holland, Speaker Penpa Tsering will meet with members of the Tibetan community in Holland on 26 November.
The Speaker will join Kalon Tripa Dr Lobsang Sangay and Kalon for Information and International Relations Dicki Chhoyang during his third leg of visit in Brussels on 27 November. They will address the Tibetan community based in Belgium.
From 28 November – 1 December, the speaker will have series of meetings with INPaT working group, MEPs particularly from eastern European nations and attend the European Parliament’s Tibet Inter Group conference.
He will then visit Vienna on 2 December for a two-day programme, which includes a visit to an inauguration of an exhibition, and a meeting with Tibetan community members.
Speaker Penpa Tsering will then attend a two-day programme in Italy’s Bolzano and Trento regions from 5 – 6 December.
The final leg of the visit will take him to Rome for a five-day programme from 8 – 12 December, during which the speaker will attend a conference of the Radical Party and meet with members of the Tibet Inter Group of the Italian Parliament. He will be Milan on 10 December.
The Speaker will be back in Dharamsala on 15 December.