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Speaker of Tibetan Parliament to attend 10th Founding Anniversary of ICT Europe

May 19, 2009

Tibet Custom
May 17 2009

Dharamshala -- The speaker of the Tibetan
Parliament-in-exile, Mr Penpa Tsering, will
attend the commemoration of 10th founding
anniversary of the International Campaign of
Tibet (ICT) Europe in Netherlands on 17 May at the invitation of ICT.

The speaker left Dharamshala on Thursday for
visits to Netherlands, France and Italy.

Speaker Penpa Tsering will address members of ICT
at its 10th anniversary function in Amsterdam on
17 May, following which he will meet the members
of the Tibetan community living in Netherlands.

On 18 May, the speaker will meet members of Dutch Parliament.

During his visit to France, the speaker is
scheduled to meet Mr Lionnel Luca, President of
the Tibet Group in the National Assembly, the
Lower House of French Parliament on 19 May.

Later in the afternoon, he will speak to the
Tibetan community based in France at Rigpa Centre Hall.

Following this the speaker will meet Mr Jean
Francois Humbert, President of the Tibet Support Group in the French Senate.

On 20 May, he will meet Vincent Poux, the
secretary of the Tibet Group in the Senate. He will leave France for Italy.

The highlight of his programmes in Italy includes
meetings with the officials of Italian Provinces
of Bolzano, South Tyrol and Trento.

On 21 May, Speaker Penpa Tsering will meet Dr
Luis Durnwalder, President of Bolzano, Mr Luigi
Spagnolli, Mayor of Bolzano and the Directorate
of the Provincial Legislature of Bolzano-South Tyrol.

On the same day, he will attend a public
conference and presentation of a book written by
Eva Pfostl and a dinner reception with Tibet supporters.

On 22 May, the speaker will hold meetings with
Lorenzo Dellai, President of Trento and the Dean
of the Law Department of Trento University.

Later in the evening, he will participate in a
conference on the state of the dialogue process
between the envoys of His Holiness the Dalai Lama
and the Chinese leadership and the prospects of resolving the issue of Tibet.

The speaker will also visit Rome from 25 -- 26 May.

He will return to India on 29 May.
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