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Dalai Lama is in Prague

December 1, 2008

Ceske Noviny
November 29, 2008

Prague - The Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama flew in Prague today
within his tour of Europe.

He was welcomed by about 20 young Tibetans and Czech supporters of
his country outside the hotel he is accommodated in.

The Dalai Lama, 73, winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, will on Sunday
give a lecture on understanding as a path to happiness at which he
will answer the listeners' questions.

He arrived in Prague at the invitation of former Czech president
Vaclav Havel and Foundation Forum 2000.

The Dalai Lama also plans to meet members of the Chamber of Deputies
Group of Friends of Tibet.

In reaction to the Dalai Lama's European tour China cancelled the
summit with the EU that was to be held in Lyon, France, on Monday. It
was postponed indefinitely.

If the two sides reached agreement on a new date, it could be held in
the Czech Republic that will take over EU presidency from France on
January 1, 2009.

The Dalai Lama was to be a guest to the Forum 2000 conference in
Prague which he regularly attends, but he cancelled his participation
at his doctors' recommendation.

He was in Prague previously in 2006.
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