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President Obama is committed to meet Dalai Lama: US

January 26, 2010

January 23, 2010

Washington, Jan 23 -- Notwithstanding objection
from China, the White House has said US President
Barack Obama is committed to meet Tibetan
spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, and this has been conveyed to Beijing.

"Most certainly," White House spokesman Mike
Hammer told foreign journalists at the Washington
Press Centre here, when asked if Obama would be
meeting the Dalai Lama this year.

"The President has made clear to the Chinese
government that we intend to meet with the Dalai
Lama, it has been his every intention," Hammer said.

However, he did not give any date of the meeting.

Last year, the White House and the office of the
Dalai Lama had said the two leaders would be
meeting the Tibetan spiritual leader after the
China visit of the US President in mid-November.

The Dalai Lama was in Washington in October.
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