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Obama meets Dalai Lama

Obama meets Dalai Lama

Washington, June 16 : US President Barack Obama on Wednesday met the Dalai Lama privately at the White House, a session that sparked anger among Chinese officials who accuse the Tibetan spiritual leader of sponsoring a separatist movement.

It was Obama's fourth meeting with the Dalai Lama, CNN reported.

Obama and the Dalai Lama met in the Map Room, on the ground floor of the White House residence.

Obama and previous presidents have avoided receiving the Dalai Lama in the Oval Office, a setting typically reserved for visiting heads of state or government leaders.

Josh Earnest, the White House Press Secretary, said the meeting's venue indicated that it was a personal greeting rather than formal bilateral talks.


Obama to welcome Dalai Lama at White House

Obama to welcome Dalai Lama at White House

Washington, June 15 : US president Barack Obama is slated to welcome Buddhist spiritual leader the Dalai Lama on Wednesday at the White House.

The White House announced the meeting will take place behind closed doors in the Map Room, EFE news reported.

The Tibetan religious leader is currently in Washington where he met with both Democratic and Republican members of Congress and gave a speech at the US Institute of Peace which began with one minute of silence for the mass shooting victims in Orlando.


Dalai Lama in informal talks with China over possible return to Tibet

Dalai LamaWashington, Oct 3 : The Dalai Lama has hinted that he is in informal talks with China over his possible return to Tibet after more than half a century in exile.

The Washington Post reports that the Dalai Lama, 79, sat down for an interview in his temple in the north Indian town of Dharmsala before a celebration of the 25th anniversary of his Nobel Peace Prize, after a month of media speculation of a thaw between the exiled leader and the Chinese government.

The Dalai Lama also praised Chinese President Xi Jinping, saying that he was a more "realistic" and "open-minded" leader than his predecessors.


Dalai Lama considers Hollywood movies 'waste of time'

Dalai Lama considers Hollywood movies 'waste of time'Washington, February 27 : Dalai Lama has revealed that


Dalai Lama once beat first Premier of China in ping pong!

Dalai Lama once beat first Premier of China in ping pong!Washington, Feb 26 : Dalai Lama has said that as a child he once beat the post powerful Chinese leaders of the 20th century: Zhou Enlai, the premier of China from 1949 to 1976, in a game of ping pong.

In the movie 'Caddyshack' - directed and co-written by the late Harold Ramis - the character Carl Spackler, played by Bill Murray, reminisces about caddying in Tibet for the Dalai Lama.

The line apparently stuck with President Barack Obama, who in his statement on Monday's passing of Ramis, made what is almost certainly the first official reference to ' Caddyshack.'


Obama-Dalai Lama meeting: China gets a 'brush-off'

Barack Obama, Dalai LamaWashington, Feb 22 - As President Barack Obama met the Dalai Lama ignoring usual Chinese objections, White House portrayed it as in keeping with past practice and in no way detracting from Washington's ties with Beijing.

In fact, Obama and the visiting Tibetan spiritual leader "agreed on the importance of a positive and constructive US -China relationship," press secretary Jay Carney told reporters Friday.


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