Brussels: On Wednesday, Representative Genkhang met with David Lega, Member of the European Parliament.
During the meeting Representative Genkhang expressed her gratitude for his support to the initiatives undertaken by the Office of Tibet, Brussels, in the European Parliament.
The Representative then briefed him on the current situation in Tibet and in particular the fate of the one million Tibetan children who are forcibly separated from their families and sent to mandatory residential schools to be assimilated by force by the Chinese government.
Representative Genkhang also raised the new Chinese regulation known as “Order Number 19” that came into effect on 01 September, which aims to further restrict religious freedom in Tibet and elsewhere in China.
MEP Lega expressed his gravest concerns on the worsening situation in Tibet and reaffirmed his commitment to continued support for Tibet. The two sides had a substantive discussion and agreed to maintain regular contact.
MEP Lega is a Swedish politician affiliated to the European People’s Party (EPP), the largest political group in the European Parliament. Apart from being members of different Committees within the Parliament, he is also a member of IPAC and a strong advocate for children’s rights.