Tibetan NPC delegation concludes visit to Switzerland

2019-10-16 09:32:00 China Daily

A Tibetan delegation of the Chinese National People’s Congress visited Switzerland from Wednesday to Sunday and briefed Swiss lawmakers and officials on Tibet’s achievements in economic and social development.

The delegation, led by Nyima Cering, deputy director of the Standing Committee of the Tibet Autonomous Regional People’s Congress, met with First Vice-President of the Swiss Council of States Hans Stockli, Deputy Governor of Canton of Bern Pierre Alain Schnegg, President of Zurich City Parliament Heinz Schatt and Chinese compatriots.

Based on his personal experience and citing detailed figures, Nyima Cering recounted the major economic and social developments in Tibet in the past 60 years since the start of democratic reform there, thanks to the support of the central government, assistance from all over the country and the efforts of all ethnic groups in Tibet.

Stockli applauded the major economic and social developments in Tibet, and expressed the willingness to enhance mutual understanding to boost China-Switzerland exchanges and cooperation between the legislative bodies.