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Sergiu Matei: Dalai Lama told me that I did a favor for humanity
hotnews.ro[Saturday, December 20, 2008 14:42]
“Dalai Lama told me that I did a favor for humanity, Tibetans and for my country,” says Sergui Matei

Sergiu Matei with Dalai Lama (Photo: Sergiu Matei/personal Archive)
Sergiu Matei with Dalai Lama (Photo: Sergiu Matei/personal Archive)
He is not only the first Romanian but also the first journalist from Romania to meet the Dalai Lama. The reason is already widely known: Sergiu Matei became widely known in September 2006 when he taped the killing of Tibetans by the Chinese border guards and helped a Tibetan escape, while on an expedition together with Alex Gavan on the Cho Oyu mountain.

Even though Dalai Lama expressed his wish to meet the Romanian, a journalist at a local television PRO TV, it was only four days ago that the two managed to meet in Warsaw, where the Tibetan spiritual leader was on an official visit.

Back in Romania, Sergiu Matei is still impressed by the meeting with Dalai Lama and says that he is an extremely warm and simple person. He added that if someone would cultivate the same qualities Dalai Lama represents, one would be taken as a fool.

Matei declared that he had to meet Dalai Lama in Warsaw because the Indian Embassy in Bucharest did not give him a visa to meet him. He pointed out that Dalai Lama invited him three times so far but they managed to see each other only recently.

Matei said that Dalai Lama offered him a red apple from a silver plate which he ate together with his wife. At his turn, he offered Dalai Lama four photos of his and a small lyrical documentary about Tibet.
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