Tibetan Prime Minister Sangay Visits Prague
Created: 2012-10-21 18:39 EST
Tibetan Prime minister Lobsang Sangay (ROBERTO SCHMIDT/AFP/GettyImages)
The Prime Minister of Tibetan Exile Government, Dr. Lobsang Sangay, is said to be one of the delegates of Prague´s annual conference, Forum 2000.
The 16th conference Forum 2000 will take place in Prague from 21st to 23rd October. The main focus—followed by the conference’s principal organizer Vaclav Havel’s wish—is on the relation between democracy and the media.
Apart from Dr. Sangay, there will be former Minister of Foreign Affairs, Madeleine Albright, and Russian politicians, Grigori Javlinsky and Boris Nemcovov. Former prime ministers and president will also take part in the conference.
Dr. Sangay has been serving in the government for a year. Tibetans took this step that ended a 300-year-old tradition in which the leader was both spiritual and political. Dalajlama has still been the spiritual leader.
“The policy of golden mean practically designates own Tibetan administration, which is autonomous in terms of Chinese government and constitution. This attitude is in favour of Chinese government and offers it a good strategical position for beginning a dialogue about peaceful solution of the Tibetan issue,” Dr. Sangay told media, regarding the Chinese Communist Party’s occupation of Tibet.
Potala-czech non profit organitation for support tibetian culture and human right in Tibet wanted to organizate a meeting Dr. Lobsang Sangay with Milan Stech, prezident of The Senate of the Parliament of the Czech Republic. But Stech refused this meeting. "He did so after yesterday's intervention by the Ambassador of the People's Republic, arguing that such acceptance would undermine Czech-Chinese trade relations," said the Senator Jaroslav Stetina in an interview for czech newspaper E15.
Besides the conference Forum 2000 Dr. Lobsang Sangay will be meeting with Tibetans living in Europe, as he takes part in another conference which is arranged on occasion of his visit by United Nations for a Free Tibet (UNFFT).