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Tibetan MPs to Attend '5th World Parliamentarians' Convention on Tibet' in Rome

November 15, 2009

Central Tibetan Administration (CTA)
November 13, 2009

Dharamshala -- An 18-member Tibetan Parliamentary
delegation led by Speaker Penpa Tsering will take
part in the '5th World Parliamentarians'
Convention on Tibet' in Italy's capital Rome from 18 – 19 November.

The convention on Tibet will be organised by the
Tibetan Parliament-in-Exile and jointly co-hosted
by the Italian Parliamentarian Group for Tibet
and International Campaign for Tibet, Europe. His
Holiness the Dalai Lama, Speaker Penpa Tsering
and Kalon Tripa Samdong Rinpoche will address the convention.

Meanwhile, a group of six Members of Tibetan
Parliament-in-Exile have left India Wednesday (11
November) for official visits to France and Belgium.

The six Tibetan MPs -- Geshey Monlam Tharchin,
Lopon Sonam Tenpel, Geshey Tse Ringpo, Geshey
Beri Jigmey Wangyal, Deputy Speaker Dolma Gyari
and Tsering Youdon – will first visit France and
Belgium, and then take part in the two-day World
Parliamentarians' Convention on Tibet in Rome.

Three MPs -- Gyari Bhutuk, Karma Yeshi and Dolker
Lhamo -- will participate in a conference on
'Self Government, Cultural Identity and
Multinational Integration: Comparative Experience
for Tibet', in Trento, Italy. The conference will
be organised by Autonomous Province of Trento in
cooperation with Department of Legal Sciences,
University of Trento and European Academy in
Bolzano. Later, the three MPs will join the World Parliamentarian's Convention.

Other MPs attending the convention are Dawa
Tsering, Yeshi Dolma, Doma Tsomo, Tsering Dolma,
Serta Tsultrim, Tsetan Norbu and Choekyong Wangchuk.

The World Parliamentarians' Convention on Tibet
aims to promote the cause of Tibet through a
unified network of Parliamentarians for Tibet,
and to facilitate meaningful negotiation between
His Holiness the Dalai Lama or his
representatives with the People's Republic of China.

The earlier conventions were held in 1994 in New
Delhi; 1995 in Vilnius; 1997 in Washington DC and 2005 in Edinburgh.
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