By Tenzin Dharpo
DHARAMSHALA, Oct. 5: The head of the exile Tibetan government, known officially as the Central Tibetan Administration Penpa Tsering met with Taiwanese Ambassador to India His Excellency Baushuan Ger at his office on Monday.
The official twitter handle of the Tibetan leader stated, “Sikyong Penpa Tsering called upon Taiwanese Ambassador H.E. Baushuan Ger at his office and discussed issues of mutual concern and interest for about an hour today.” The meeting is being seen as a significant diplomatic move in the backdrop of two country’s political strife with China.
Last week, during the 70th founding anniversary of People’s Republic of China which also marked 60 years of occupation of Tibet, the CTA said, “Despite the seemingly insurmountable odds stacked against the Tibetan people, China has thus far failed to stifle their indomitable spirit and resilience. The past 60 years of Chinese occupation of Tibet is in a way also a story of 60 years of Tibetan people’s peaceful resistance against what has been one of the most brutal regimes on this planet.”
Taiwan which continue to face threat of invasion said China must respect the island nation’s sovereignty. On Monday, a record 56 Chinese war planes including 36 fighter jets, 12 H-6 nuclear-capable bombers and four other planes entered Taiwan’s southwest air defence identification zone (ADIZ).
“We demand the Beijing authorities immediately stop its non-peaceful and irresponsible provocative actions. China is the culprit for causing tensions between the two sides of the (Taiwan) Strait and it has further threatened regional security and order,” MAC spokesman Chiu Chui-cheng said in a statement, that also stated that Taiwan “will never compromise and yield” to threats.
President Tsering who is on his third official visit to the Indian capital also met with diplomats of some other countries during his three-day visit to New Delhi.