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"On my part, I remain committed to the process of dialogue. It is my firm belief that dialogue and a willingness to look with honesty and clarity at the reality of Tibet can lead us to a viable solution."

Merkel says China should talk to Dalai Lama

February 2, 2009

Thu Jan 29, 2009 12:25pm GMT

BERLIN, Jan 29 (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Thursday
called on China to hold talks with Tibet's spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama.

"We talked about the situation in Tibet and from the German side, I
emphasised that we have a common interest that talks with the Dalai Lama
get underway," said Merkel at a joint news conference with China's
Premier Wen Jiabao.

She said Germany was prepared to help with that process.
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