The Dalai Lama arrived at the Chinggis Khaan International Airport, Ulaabatar, Mongolia after concluding his Japan visit on a high note around 4:15pm local time on November 18, 2016.
Tibet's spiritual leader was received at the airport by the abbot of the host monastery Gaden Tehkchen Ling along with monks, officials of the monastery, and a representative of the Indian Embassy in Ulaabatar.
The Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokeman, Geng Shuang, during a regular press briefing warned the Mongolian government and said, "Do not allow the Dalai Lama to visit. Do not support or facilitate the separatist activities of the Dalai clique." Shuang urged the country to keep the bigger picture of maintaining stable development of the bilateral relations in mind.
Telo Rinpoche, the Dalai Lama's representative to Moscow, in response to the press briefing, said that Mongolia is an independent country and does not need to fear China, and that it is China that depends more on Mongolia for natural resources. He added that the 81 year old Nobel Laureate is expected to stay till November 23, where he is scheduled for teachings, public talks, and debates on Buddhism and Science.