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Olympic Games in Beijing supported the Dalai Lama

March 24 2008

The Dalai Lama has strongly supported the Olympic Games in Beijing, despite the calls appeared to boycott because of the actions of Chinese authorities towards the Tibetans.

"I have always supported the idea of holding the Olympics in China", - said 73-year-old Nobel Peace Prize. "They (Chinese) - hosts the Olympics, and she should be held in Beijing," - said the spiritual leader of Tibetans involved in passing here Buddhist Conference.

Quotes from the Dalai Lama, who arrived last Friday in New Delhi from the city of Dharamsala, where his residence and is based so-called Tibetan government in exile, was preceded by a statement of the chairman of the European Parliament Hans-Gert Poettering. In an interview published the newspaper "Bild am Sontag, the head of the European Parliament expressed the view that one should not rule out boycotting the Olympics and urged China" to immediately start negotiations with the Dalai Lama. " "If you will not be filed with the signals of understanding, I believe action to boycott justified" - convinced Poettering. ITAR-TASS.

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