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Dalai Lama not a 'separatist', envoys tell China

india Updated: Feb 02, 2010 16:12 IST

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Envoys of the Dalai Lama said on Tuesday they had urged China in talks last week to stop labelling the exiled Tibetan leader a separatist, and to engage with him on resolving Tibet's future.

In a statement issued a day after their return from meeting with Chinese government representatives in China, the two envoys said they had refuted Beijing's portrait of the Dalai Lama as a pro-independence activist bent on personal and political empowerment.

"We called upon the Chinese side to stop these baseless accusations against His Holiness and labelling him a separatist," the statement said.