The All Parliamentary Group for Tibet from Australia sent a four-person team to Dharamshala on Monday for a four-day tour.
The team had a meeting with His Holiness the Dalai Lama at his house this morning. His Holiness asked for their help in promoting these ideals, particularly among the younger generation in Australia, and stressed the importance of Tibetan culture and religion in today’s society throughout the meeting.
After meeting with His Holiness, the delegation traveled to the Central Tibetan Administration, where they had a meeting with Sikyong Penpa Tsering at the Cabinet Secretariat. During their meeting, they discussed a wide range of issues, including the current state of the Tibet issue, the CTA’s steadfast commitment to resolving the Sino-Tibet conflict through its Middle Way Approach, as well as its top concerns and priorities for ensuring the welfare of Tibetans living in exile.
The team then visited the Tibetan Parliamentary Secretariat where they met with Speaker Khenpo Sonam Tenphel and Deputy Speaker Dolma Tsering Teykhang after their meeting with the Sikyong.
A news conference will be held by the visiting parliamentary delegation tomorrow to demonstrate their unwavering sympathy and support for Tibet and the Tibetan People.
Leading the delegation of MPs from all major political parties are Senator Janet Rice, MP Sophie Scamps, and MP Susan Templeman, together with ATC Executive Officer Zoe Bedford. MP Sharon Claydon, who serves as the Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, is also the delegation’s host. This time, Representative Karma Singey of Canberra’s Office of Tibet organized their trip to Dharmashala.