The Minister had a very successful visit by the Chinese Prime Minister, Mr. Li Keqiang, and also met his counterpart, the Chinese Secretary for Foreign Affairs, Mr. Wang Yi. Progress was made on lifting the 15 year BSE-related ban. These changes and the meeting are important and several years ago we had the visit of the Chinese President, Mr. Xi. Did the Minister raise with Mr. Wang or Mr. Li the situation of the two large so-called autonomous regions of China, Tibet and the Uighur nation?
Deputy Tommy Broughan has today questioned the Minister Foreign Affairs and Trade, Charlie Flanagan, on his views in relation to movements for self-determination in Tibet and among the Uyghur nation of Central Asia following the Minister’s meeting with the Premier and Foreign Minister from China this past weekend.