Mar 11, 2014

Tibet: EU Will Appoint Special Coordinator for Tibet

The European Union has announced that it will appoint a special coordinator for Tibet as part of its efforts to engage in the human rights dialogue of the region.  

Below is an article published by Business-Standard:

The European Union would make efforts to appoint a special coordinator for Tibet, European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) president Henri Malosse said here Monday.

"The EESC would make efforts to have an EU special coordinator for Tibet," he told reporters here.

Stating that he has been invited by the Chinese government to visit Tibet, Malosse reiterated the EESC's commitment to support the Central Tibetan Administration's (CTA) "middle-way" approach and engage China in dialogue with the Tibetan leadership to resolve the issue.

He said the EU delegation visited the town to show their support to the Tibetan cause.

"The middle-way approach will produce a result in the interest of both Tibetan and Chinese peoples."

Malosse also spoke about his recent meeting with the Chinese ambassador to the EU, who told him not to interfere in China's internal affair in view of his visit to Dharamsala.

He said he told the Chinese ambassador that the issue was a global one and dialogue on human rights in Tibet was a part of the EU-China Strategic Dialogue.

Tibetan prime minister-in-exile Lobsang Sangay thanked the EU delegation for showing solidarity with the Tibetan people.

Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama has been living in India since fleeing his homeland in 1959. The Tibetan exile administration is based in this northern Indian hill town.