Dalai Lama says will visit Trump

By REUTERS
November 23, 2016 07:44

ULAANBAATAR - Exiled Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama said on Wednesday that he would visit US President-elect Donald Trump, a meeting that would infuriate Beijing which views the Nobel Peace Prize-winning monk as a dangerous separatist.

Speaking during a visit to Mongolian capital Ulaanbaatar and asked about the US election, the Dalai Lama said he had always considered the United States a "leading nation of the free world."

"I think there are some problems to go to United States, so I will go to see the new president," he told reporters, without elaborating.

President Barack Obama met the Dalai Lama at the White House in June despite a warning by China that it would damage diplomatic relations, Obama's fourth White House meeting with the Dalai Lama in the past eight years.


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