Hi guest, Register | Login | Contact Us
Welcome to Phayul.com - Our News Your Views
Sun 22, Apr 2018 02:54 AM (IST)
Search:     powered by Google
Photo News
Statements &
Press Releases

Book Reviews
Movie Reviews
News Discussions
News Archives
Download photos from Tibet
 Latest Stories
Dalai Lama meets opera artists, calls them 'custodian of unique Tibetan art form'
Tibetan engineer elected President of apex professional body of Canada
Tibetan Opera festival begins in Dharamshala, 10 opera troupes to partake
UK lawmakers call for Liverpool FC to scrap deal with Chinese company
USCIRF Commissioner Dr. Tenzin Dorjee urges China to release the Panchen Lama
Two monks detained by China for sharing “illegal contents” on WeChat
Dalai Lama condoles the demise of former President Bush’s mother
Tibetan farmers' land forcefully grabbed by Chinese authorities near Lhasa
China launches website for citizens to report spies, corrupt bureaucrats
Dalai Lama meets with foreign tourists, urges oneness of humanity
 Latest Photo News
His Holiness the Dalai Lama leaves for Gaggal airport, March 17, 2018. He would be attending the first Convocation of the Central University of Jammu (CUJ) on Sunday.
His Holiness the Dalai Lama looks at a picture of his former home, the Potala palace, in Drepung Monastery, Dec 14, 2017, Phayul Photo/Geleck Palsang
Tibetans participate in a candle light vigil to mourn the passing away of Chinese activist Liu Xiaobo in China, TCV Day School, July 14, 2017 Phayul Photo: Kunsang Gashon
more photos »
Ignoring China’s warnings acting PM meets His Holiness
Phayul[Friday, June 13, 2008 12:27]
By Tenzin Sangmo

Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama, left, talks with Australia's acting leader Sen. Chris Evans in Sydney, Australia, Friday, June 13, 2008.
(AP Photo/Dalai Lama official, Rusty Stewart, HO)
Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama, left, talks with Australia's acting leader Sen. Chris Evans in Sydney, Australia, Friday, June 13, 2008. (AP Photo/Dalai Lama official, Rusty Stewart, HO)
New Delhi, June 13 - Australian acting Prime Minister and Minister for Immigration and Citizenship, Senator Chris Evans met with the Dalai Lama in a hotel at Sydney's Olympic Park today.

The Dalai Lama who is on a five day visit to Australia held talks with Senator Evans, standing in for PM Kevin Rudd currently in Indonesia.

Despite China's warning to Australia to shun support for the Tibetan spiritual leader and not allow Him to engage in so called "separatist activities on Australian soil" the two had a brief meeting where His Holiness expressed his interest in a breakthrough in negotiations with China.

Welcoming the Dalai Lama on behalf of the Australian Government, Senator Evans conveyed the government's enthusiasm for continued talks between the Dalai Lama and China. He later said his discussions with the exiled leader were open and instructive.

The Dalai Lama has met with Opposition Leader Brendan Nelson, Greens Leader Bob Brown and a meeting with Foreign Minister Stephen Smith is on the cards as well.

The Dalai Lama on his part has always stated he seeks meaningful autonomy and not complete independence. Showing his support for the Beijing Olympics, His Holiness said yesterday that he does not expect any untoward incident to occur when the Olympic torch passes through Lhasa in coming days. He has also urged his supporters to refrain from any contradicting actions during the event.

"We have fully supported the Olympic Games right from the beginning and the torch is part of that. Over one billion Chinese brothers and sisters feel really proud of that. We should respect that. So, I don't think there will be any trouble," The Australian quoted him saying.

PM Kevin Rudd who along with Deputy PM Julia Gillard is away this week on a visit to Japan and Indonesia said he would have 'absolutely' met with the Dalai Lama had he been in Australia.
Print Send Bookmark and Share
  Readers' Comments »
Be the first to comment on this article

 Other Stories
Ignoring China’s warnings acting PM meets His Holiness
Tibetan monks forced to take "patriotic tests"
Canadian MPs & Senators urge China to resolve Tibet issue
Photo Galleries
Phayul.com does not endorse the advertisements placed on the site. It does not have any control over the google ads. Please send the URL of the ads if found objectionable to editor@phayul.com
Copyright © 2004-2018 Phayul.com   feedback | advertise | contact us
Powered by Lateng Online