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China on Monday criticised Slovak President Andrej Kiska's meeting with the Dalai Lama, demanding that Slovakia take measures to eliminate the negative impact of the meeting.
Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying made the comment after President Kiska insisted on meeting the Dalai Lama over lunch in Bratislava on Sunday in spite of China's strong opposition, Xinhua news agency reported.
"The Slovak president's wilful moves and insistence on the wrong stance have damaged China's core interests and the political foundation of bilateral relations," the spokesperson said.
"China urges Slovakia to take effective measures to eliminate the negative impact of this wrong move so that bilateral ties can get back on track," she added.
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