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His Holiness the Dalai Lama in Prague - Day 1

December 1, 2008

Tibetan Custom
November 30, 2008

His Holiness the Dalai Lama arrived in Prague, the capital of Czech
Republic early this morning from Frankfurt by a private plane. His
Holiness is in Prague at the invitation of former President Václav
Havel and Forum2000 from 29 November to 1 December 2008.

His Holiness was received at the airport by the Indian Embassy's
First Secretary and Mr. Olda Cerny Executive Director of Forum2000.
On arrival at the hotel, His Holiness was welcomed by the members of
the Tibetan Community.

While speaking to the Czech TV, His Holiness spoke about his long
association with Czech Republic and especially with President Havel.
His Holiness also spoke about the present dialogue with China. This
is His Holiness' seventh visit to Czech Republic.

The security arrangements were excellent with lead police cars and
motorbikes.  There is 24 hours police security at the hotel.

-- Report file by Office of Tibet, Geneva
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