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MP talks Tibet with Dalai Lama

June 1, 2008

GetReading (UK)
May 29, 2008

His Holiness, the Dalai Lama, met Reading East MP Rob Wilson to
discuss the issue of Tibet and its relationship with China.

The Tibetan spiritual and political leader got together with Mr
Wilson and other MPs on Wednesday last week in the House of Commons
to talk about Tibet.

Tory Mr Wilson, describing the meeting as "extremely interesting,"
said: "He came to talk to us about our and Tibet's issues with China.

"He was really talking about how we can sort out the tension with
China. He is trying to protect the Tibetan history which he feels
will be destroyed if China continues on the political road it is
currently taking.

"The Dalai Lama wants to protect the Tibetan environment and wants
Tibet to be more autonomous.

"Tibet seems to drop down the list of what is important
internationally on a regular basis. He discussed how it could be
raised up the international agenda."

The 14th Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso, is currently on a world tour and
also met Tory leader David Cameron, Prime Minister Gordon Brown and
the Archbishop of Canterbury Dr Rowan Williams.

Mr Wilson said he was chosen to meet the Dalai Lama because he has
previously visited Reading East -- he has strong connections with the
Standard Tandoori in Caversham Road -- and because he is very
interested in foreign politics.
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