CTA President to Leave for Three-city Official Tour of Australia

President Dr Lobsang Sangay of Central Tibetan Administration.

DHARAMSHALA: CTA President Dr Lobsang Sangay is scheduled to leave for Australia from 05 – 13 August 2017. He will leave for Delhi on 2 August and will be in the city until 4 August for official engagements.

He will fly to Australia on 4 August where he will visit the cities of Canberra, Sydney and Melbourne. During the visit, he will give a series of public talks, attend meetings, meet members of the Tibetan community, and give media interviews.

In Sydney on 5 August, President Dr Sangay will attend a luncheon meeting with the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) and give a talk addressing the political, environmental, cultural and economic challenges facing Tibet in a talk titled ‘Tibet in the 21st Century’ at Sydney Opera House in the evening at 06:00 pm.

On 6 August, President will participate in an interactive session with Chinese nationals on the topic ‘The Future of Tibet in light of the current situation in Tibet’ in the morning and meet the Tibetan community of New South Wales in the afternoon.

From Sydney, President will visit Nowra city on 7 August where he will address members of Nowra Tibetan community. In the evening of the same day, he will leave from Nowra for Canberra to attend a Tibetan –Chinese friendship dinner at Tang Dynasty restaurant.

At Canberra on 8 August, President Sangay will give a talk at the national press club, Barton on ‘Tibet and Australia: How can democracies survive a rising China?’

On 9 August, President Dr Sangay will give a talk at Finkle theatre on ‘The question of Tibet in International law, Chinese Constitution and domestic law.’

From Canberra, President will visit Melbourne on 10 August. In Melbourne, he will meet members of the Victoria Tibetan community and attend a dinner hosted by the community. On 11 August, he will give an interview to ABC radio followed by a public talk at Fitzroy town hall.

On 12 August, he will participate in an interactive session with Chinese intellectuals, democracy activists and scholars. In the afternoon of the same day, he will meet with members of Tibetan community at Collingwood town hall before flying back to Delhi.

He will return to Dharamshala on 13 August.