The Dalai Lama met the EESC delegation to Dharamsala

Mar 11 2014
The Dalai Lama met the EESC delegation to Dharamsala

President of the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) Malosse, met with the Dalai Lama in Dharamsala (India) today. He was accompanied by a delegation of EESC members, came to the ceremonies of the 55th anniversary of the uprising in Tibet.

The Dalai Lama said that the middle way (Middle Way Approach) does not mean a claim of independence but genuine autonomy for Tibet. He explained that with China's economic development in Tibet could progress rapidly. But let the business of education, the environment and religion are addressed by the Tibetans themselves. By according him against the economy and defense are Chinese central level. The Dalai Lama also emphasized the issue of the fight against corruption which he considered a form of violence and cancer for humanity. He has expressed his support to the Chinese President, Xi Jinping, in its fight against corruption in the country and asked the EESC President to transmit a message of peace for a settlement of the Tibetan question during his next visit Brussels. Malosse stressed, for its part, the European Union should not negotiate on its core values of respect for human rights and freedom of expression. EESC president was the first president a European institution to participate in the commemoration of the anniversary of the Tibetan uprising on March 10 in Dharamsala. He went there with an official EESC delegation composed of Madi Sharma (Employers' Group), Tomasz Jasiński (Workers' Group) and Anne-Marie Sigmund (Various Interests Group), which had joined Vincent Metten, representative of the NGO International Campaign for Tibet in Brussels.


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