PM-in-exile Sangay raises Tibet issue with Czech MPs

Tibetan Prime Minister-in-Exile Lobsang Sangay has expressed concern over the Czech Republic`s position on the Tibet issue despite the country`s known stand for democracy, human rights and equality.

IANS| Last Updated: Oct 15, 2014, 15:48 PM IST

Dharamsala: Tibetan Prime Minister-in-Exile Lobsang Sangay has expressed concern over the Czech Republic`s position on the Tibet issue despite the country`s known stand for democracy, human rights and equality.

Sangay raised the issue during his meeting with members of the Czech Parliament in Prague Tuesday, said a post on the official website of the Central Tibetan Administration (CTA).

The Tibetan political leader met Jaroslav Sebak, member of the Czech Senate, and three members of the Chamber of Deputies led by former foreign minister Karel Schwarzenberg, who is also leader of opposition party, Leos Heger and Marketa Adamova.

During the meeting, Sangay spoke on the current situation in Tibet against the backdrop of tragic self-immolation protests by 132 Tibetans and the CTA`s efforts to reach out to the Chinese leadership to resume dialogue to resolve the problem of Tibet through `middle-way` policy.

The `middle-way` policy advocates more autonomy to Tibet under the Chinese Constitution.

Sangay and Czech MPs exchanged views on the Czech government`s policy on Tibet in view of its growing economic ties with China.

They also discussed the Czech government`s decision to accede to the policies of the Chinese government on Tibet issue, said the CTA.

During his visit to Beijing in April this year, Czech Foreign Minister Lubomir Zaoralek signed a joint declaration, stating that the Czech Republic is fully aware of the importance and sensitivity of the Tibet issue and will not interfere in China`s internal affairs.

The Tibetan exile administration is based in this northern Indian hill town. It is not recognised by any country in the world.