Monday, May 18, 2009

Dutch Tibetans: Prime Minister is Weak Kneed

The Tibetan community in the Netherlands has reproached Prime Minister Balkenende (Christian Democrats) saying he has weak knees because he refuses to meet the Dalai Lama. The Chinese ambassador in the Netherlands had written a letter that such a meeting would be badly received in Beijing. Balkenende said that the Chinese government is sensitive to meetings of western leaders with the Dalai Lama. He added that Foreign Minister Verhagen (Christian Democrats) will speak with the Dalai Lama.

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