European Tibetan Congress

1st ETC (Basel, Switzerland), 11-12 October 2008

In 1st ETC on March 13, 2010 at 10:08 pm

“I am pleased to know that a Congress of Tibetans is being held in Basel, Switzerland, to which representatives of Tibetan communities across Europe have been invited” – Oct.3 2008, His Holiness Dalai Lama

The 1st Europe Tibetan Congress will take place in Basel, Switzerland from 11-12 October 2008. The Congress will provide a platform for Tibetans living in Europe to discuss political responsibilities and challenges, as well as how Tibetan religion and culture can be preserved and practiced in Exile in Europe among the Tibetans.

Over 125 Tibetans delegates from 14 European countries will attend the 1st Europe Tibetan Congress. The large numbers of delegations demonstrates the importance the Tibetans in Europe attaches  to this Congress.

“We are most fortunate that Kalon Tripa Prof. Samdhong Rinpoche (the Prime Minister of the Tibetan Government in Exile) has graciously
accepted our invitation to be the keynote speaker at the Congress, as initially planned,” says Mr. Karma Pangring, the President of Tibetan
Community in Switzerland and Liechtenstein as well as the President of the Steering Committee for the Congress.

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