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China strongly opposes Dalai Lama's visit to Buddhist conference in Bihar

We urge India to clearly recognize the anti-China separatist nature of the Dalai clique: China

ANI  |  Beijing 

Dalai Lama
Dalai Lama

on Monday strongly opposed Dalai Lama's visit at Buddhist conference at Rajgir in the Indian state of Bihar.

The 14th and Indian Culture Minister inaugurated the conference held from March 17 to 19.

"Recently, ignored China's solemn representations and strong opposition and insisted on inviting the 14th to attend an international Buddhist conference organized by the Indian government. The also shared the stage with Indian government officials and gave a speech," Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying told a press briefing.

Chunying added that is strongly dissatisfied and resolutely opposed to this.

"We urge the side to clearly recognize the anti-separatist nature of the Dalai clique, abide by its promises on the Tibet-related issues, respect China's core interests and avoid further disturbances and harm to China-relations," she said.

Earlier this month, had objected to permitting the to visit Arunachal Pradesh, which it regards as Southern Tibet, next month.

First Published: Tue, March 21 2017. 10:01 IST