Foreign Minister Jan Lipavsky (37, pirates) met with representatives of the Tibetan government-in-exile in India. It was said that it was a friendly meeting in a hotel over a cup of coffee, when representatives of the Chinese-annexed territory appreciated the Czech approach to human rights violations in Tibet.
Lipava met with Government-in-Exile Foreign and Information Minister Norzin Dolman and other officials during his visit to Delhi. “It was a pleasure to meet again with representatives of Tibetans in exile during my visit to India. The friendship between Vaclav Havel and His Holiness the Dalai Lama continues.” The head of Czech diplomacy presented the meeting. According to Lipavsky, representatives of the Central Tibetan Administration – the official me of the government in exile – appreciate the position of the Czech Republic on the issue of human rights in the territory occupied by Chi. Beijing considers this territory its own. “Chi is currently implementing a similar policy in Tibet as it is in Xinjiang, where the persecution is brutal, and in fact, for 70 years, India has been providing asylum to the Tibetan community. It is good that the Czech Republic as a state is raising this issue at the Human Rights Council in Geneva,” said Lipavsky, who is not meeting Tibetan representatives for the first time, having met with them a year ago during his trip to Washington.
Lipavsky did not want to predict how Beijing would react to the meeting. “There is nothing terrible in such a meeting, this is a completely normal thing, such meetings take place. Czech foreign policy has not done anything that would go beyond our previous consistency and policy in this matter. the minister added.
There was also talk about Russia.
He is on a four-day visit to India, where he brought a business delegation with him. Among other things, he had a meeting with his colleague Subrahmanyam Jaishankar (68) on the agenda. Together, the politicians discussed bilateral relations between the two countries, as well as global politics, including Russia’s war in Ukraine. India acts as a neutral state, but Lipavsky is said to see some shift in India’s attitude towards Moscow. “There is no Russian aggression against Ukraine in India, here we are talking about the conflict in Ukraine. We must understand that the point of view is different from ours. This is a war that goes far from India. This is a war, the consequences of which have greatly affected the economy and prosperity of India. She perceives, first of all, the consequences of Russia’s war against Ukraine, and the motives of this conflict do not resote so much here. On the other hand, I see a certain shift on the part of India towards this global problem and the desire to talk more about it and, perhaps, find some solution,” the minister said. He is moving from Delhi to Mumbai, where he plans to open a consulate general in the future.