French Government concerned about Tibet, says Dalai Lama

Dharamshala, Dec 18 : Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama has said that the French Government is concerned about the plight of Tibet.

The Dalai Lama told the State Legislators of Himachal Pradesh that during his recent visit abroad he had met important members of the European Unions including President Sarkozy of France. He said that they had expressed "serious concerns about Tibet".

Last month, the Tibetan spiritual leader met the European parliamentarians and also French President Nicolas Sarkozy, sharing his concerns over the situation in Tibet.

Dalai Lama praised India for its developed culture on spreading non-violence and peace focusing India to set them as an example to the world.

"The Indian people should not only look within your own area, but should look in global direction and should set an example to the world as she has a century year old treasure. The way is religious tolerance, non-violence and peaceful culture not just due to certain environment," he said.

This has been the Dalai Lama''s first media interaction after returning from his European visit.

The Buddhist spiritual leader set up his seat of power in Dharamsala after he and his followers fled to India in 1959, nine years after China occupied Tibet.

The Dalai Lama has renounced the goal of an independent Tibet and says he only wants more autonomy. China accuses Dalai Lama with continuing to spark separatist efforts for a free Tibet. (ANI)