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Dalai Lama Wraps up Czech Visit and Begins Brussels Visit བོད་སྐད།

Dalai Lama wrapped his Czech Republic visit on Monday and starts Brussels visit Tuesday. In an interview, Tseten Samdup, the Dalai Lama’s representative in Geneva, tells VOA that the Dalai Lama met with the Czech Prime Minister Mr. Mirek Topolanek at the Prime Minister’s official residence.

The two leaders met for over one hour during which the Dalai Lama briefed the Czech leader of the present situation in Tibet. Prime Minister Topolánek welcomed the Tibetan leader to Czech Republic and expressed his concern on the prevailing situation in Tibet. Earlier in the afternoon, the Dalai Lama spoke to about 3, 000 Czechs on "Compassion: The basis for happiness." The public talk which was webcast live on two different websites and one of the websites crashed due to overloading.

The Dalai Lama said the ability of compassion and open attitude to others is an important path to attaining internal peace. Tibetan leader wrapped up his Czech visit with a meeting with Vaclav Havel, the former President the Czech Republic. The Dalai Lama starts the next leg of his visit to Belgium where his schedules include an address to the European Parliament members and a public talk with the Tibetans in Europe.