Thursday, February 18, 2010

Dalai Lama, Obama discuss rights, religious harmony

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WASHINGTON, Feb 18 (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama
and the Dalai Lama discussed the need to promote peace,
humanitarian values and religious harmony, the exiled Tibetan
spiritual leader said on Thursday.

Obama's meeting with the Dalai Lama at White House prompted
a warning from China that Sino-U.S. ties could be damaged.

The talks were closed to the press but afterward, the Dalai
Lama told reporters he had expressed to Obama his admiration
for the United States as a "champion of democracy, freedom,
human values" and creativity.

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Dalai Lama says he is happy after meeting Obama

US President Barack Obama has ended his more than hourlong meeting with the Dalai Lama at the White House, and the exiled Tibetan spiritual leader said afterwards, "I am very happy."


The Dalai Lama told reporters on the White House driveway Thursday that he spoke to Obama about the promotion of human values, religious harmony and the concerns of the Tibetan people. He said Obama was "supportive." (AP)
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