Tibet delegation visits Australia
CANBERRA — A delegation of National People’s Congress legislators from the Tibet autonomous region concluded a threeday visit to Australia on Wednesday.
The delegation, headed by Koncho Gyaltsen, deputy to the People’s Congress of Tibet autonomous region and chairman of the Standing Committee of the Qamdo People’s Congress, met with local politicians in New South Wales and the Australian Capital Territory, as well as Tibetans in Australia.
Koncho Gyaltsen said that members of the delegation are all witnesses to the development and changes taking place in Tibet. He hoped that through face-toface exchanges, the delegation will help enhance understanding between the two sides and boost cooperation of the legislators with their Australian counterparts.
He noted that Tibet has always been an inseparable part of China, adding that Tibet’s economy is growing steadily, society is stable and people from all ethnic groups help each other, enjoying religious freedom, a better environment and improving living standards.
During the talks, Australian officials expressed their hopes for continued exchanges between the two sides, enhanced mutual understanding and deepened trade and economic cooperation.