Six German Members of Parliament attended the meeting with staffers from other MPs. Due to German Parliament's budget session many MPs were not able to attend the meeting. The new German Parliament was elected last September.
Mr. Chhoekyapa informed the discussion group about a letter from the Mr. Penpa Tsering, the Speaker of the Assmebly of Tibetan People's Deputies addressed to the four Co-chairs of the group.
The Tibet Discussion Group is a bi-partisan group. The four Co-Chairs are from the two governing Parties - Mr. Holger Haibach, Christian Democratic Party and Mr. Harald Leibrecht, Free Democratic Party and opposition parties, Mr. Johannes Pflug, Social Democratic Party and Mr. Manuel Sarrazin, Green Party.