Lobsang Sangay, Prime Minister of the Tibetan government-in-exile, received in the Senate

Did you know that the Czech Parliamentary Friends of Tibet Group is the second largest in the world after Japan?

(October 15. 2019) The Prime Minister of the Tibetan government-in-exile, Mr Lobsang Sangay, reminded the Senate today that it was Václav Havel who inspired other world statesmen who, following his example, invited the Dalai Lama and other Tibetan leaders to make official visits.

It is great that over 50 legislators are committed to the legacy of Václav Havel and the defence of human rights in the world through their membership of the parliamentary group of friends of Tibet.

Today, 15 October 2019, we continued the tradition of a strong and confident country by officially welcoming the Tibetan Prime Minister to the Senate of the Parliament. It is no coincidence that the First Deputy President of the Senate, Jiří Růžička, presented the Prime Minister with a glass lion.

It is simply not possible to open the door to evil by remaining indifferent or silent for selfish reasons to the seizure of the territory of a sovereign state by another state, or to the oppression of minorities, whether they are Armenians, Kurds, Rhoghings, Uighurs, Tibetans or other ethnic groups.

But there was more to today's agenda than just an official reception. As chairman of the Senate section of the Friends of Tibet Group, I sponsored an exhibition of large-format photos of Tibet - on display until Sunday in the Wallenstein Garden. And besides the Senate, we were also with Tibetans today in Sněmovní 7 at the Czechs Support Tibet event or on the Vltava River - see the photos by Štěpán Rusňák http://bit.ly/2MNclpT

Tashi Dele.

Přemysl Rabas